Visitors to EDC’s new High Impact Condom Distribution website will be greeted by an image that makes the mission of the site abundantly clear. It’s a tree, filled with condoms.
Through the new website, EDC is helping to build a community of practice where HIV prevention professionals can gather, share ideas, and plan strong programs that put millions of condoms in the hands of people who need them. It’s a community effort, and it’s all in support of the high impact prevention approach framed by the CDC.
The Sources of Strength program began in North Dakota in 1998 to prevent suicide among the state’s adolescents. Its focus on "strength-based approaches,” combined with peer leadership, resulted in a significant drop in deaths.
Based on this success, Sources of Strength has been included in the Best Practices Registry, an online resource managed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) at EDC. The registry identifies, reviews, and disseminates information about suicide prevention programs that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
EDC President and CEO Luther Luedtke has announced that Doryn Davis Chervin, DrPH, will join EDC as vice president and principal scientist in its Health and Human Development (HHD) division. With three decades of public health experience, Chervin will help lead business development initiatives to strengthen and expand EDC’s health portfolio. The division focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, and early intervention and care with a focus on the social and economic challenges that create disparities in health.
Chervin is returning to EDC, where she worked on health promotion and education efforts from 1987 to 1996. Following that, she was a vice president at ICF International (formerly Macro International), where she oversaw programs in public health research and evaluation practice. Chervin recently served as senior health scientist and technical advisor for the Division of Adolescent and School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also served as executive vice president for SciMetrika, LLC, primarily overseeing the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.