Capacity Building

Support for Recovering Heroin Addicts

Peer support groups in Vietnam can effectively help reduce both heroin relapse and HIV/AIDS infections among recovering heroin users.

Thirty support group leaders from across Vietnam sat in a circle of chairs at the beginning of the final day of a five-day training, honing their skills to facilitate groups for recovering heroin addi

This project is funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, USAID, and SAMHSA. EDC is a sub-grantee of Family Health International, EDC’s partner for this project. For more information, please contact Jim Vetter at jvetter@edc.org

Strengthening the Futures of Tribal Youth

Two new projects take different approaches to supporting Native American and Alaska Native youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

In an ongoing effort to support Native communities, EDC’s Health and Human Development Division received funding to develop two programs specifically for tribal youth that have committed a crime or of

These projects are funded by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Please contact Anne Wang at awang@edc.org for more information about the 7th Generation Mentoring Program for Court-Involved Tribal Youth. Please contact Sue Vargo at svargo@edc.org for more information about the Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Training and Technical Assistance Center.

Feasibility of Various Responses and Interventions to Build Capacity of Local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Lao PDR

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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Education Development Center, Inc. (2009). Feasibility of Various Responses and Interventions to Build Capacity of Local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Lao PDR. Prepared for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Swiss Cooperation Office, Vientiane, Lao PDR.

This report provides an overview of the civil society sector in Lao PDR, including the current legislative framework for civil society organizations (CSOs), a description of past and current intervent

Arlene Husbands: Making a Difference in the Caribbean

When she began to learn about the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Caribbean, Husbands decided the time had come to roll up her sleeves and bring some of the experience she had gained in the U.S.

Born in Barbados, Arlene Husbands moved to Brooklyn with her family while she was in high school in 1976.

This interview was adapted from an EDC Staff Spotlight with Arlene Husbands. Arlene can be contacted at ahusbands@edc.org.

Town by Town: Reducing Teen Substance Use

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The prevalence of drinking among youth nationally is close 43%; in Massachusetts it is 48 percent. Addressing adolescent substance use is a priority in Boston’s MetroWest region.

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The Important Role of Prevention

HHD will strengthen substance abuse prevention nationwide on behalf of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention in SAMHSA.

As the nation debates how to best care and pay for the health of our people, the role of prevention is important. Raising the legal drinking age to 21 is just one example of effective prevention.

This project is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. EDC’s Health and Human Development division is partnering with the following organizations to carry out this contract: CRP, Inc., Minnesota Institute for Public Health, Social Science Research and Evaluation, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Oklahoma, and Westat.

Evaluating Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

EDC’s Kim Dash works with the federal government’s Service to Science Initiative to help local communities evaluate their substance abuse prevention programs.

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Substance Abuse Prevention that Works

Through the Service to Science Initiative, community substance abuse prevention programs can enhance their evaluation efforts.

Androscoggin County, Maine, in the northeastern corner of the United States, is far from the hustle and bustle of a big city.

The Service to Science Initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). For more information contact Kim Dash at kdash@edc.org.

Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion

Publication date: 
2009
Author(s): 
Vince Whitman, C. & Aldinger, C.

A growing body of research identifies strong links between children’s health and educational outcomes; it also notes the reciprocal benefits of access to quality education on individual and family hea

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HIGHLIGHT: New National Substance Abuse Prevention Center

EDC's Health and Human Development division was recently awarded a national contract to operate the new Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT).

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