Combine educational, environmental, and behavioral activities that increase physical activity and improve nutrition (e.g., nutrition education, aerobic/strength training, dietary prescriptions, etc.) in various settings
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What WorksMaximize your chances of success by choosing policies and programs that have been shown to work in real life and that are a good fit for your community. Our What Works for Health database provides evidence summaries and ratings for policies, programs, and systems changes that can improve health. A sampling of them is included below.
Educate families about safe tap water temperatures during prenatal or well-baby visits at clinic or home visits; often with home safety checks or home water temperature safety equipment
Use helmets to absorb, dissipate, and reduce impact forces to an athlete’s head and brain during collisions or falls
Restrict full contact between youth football players via limits to the number of contact practices, head hits per player, delay to tackling until a certain age, etc.
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New Webinar: Explore Health and Community Development Partnership Strategies
Join CHR&R and NeighborWorks America for part one of a two-part webinar series on how community development and public health organizations can work to build healthier communities. Avenue Community Development Corp., a NeighborWorks network organization, will share its experience.
Creating Communities That Thrive: The Intersection of Health & Community Development.
Tuesday, June | 3pm ET