Project updates, commentaries, events and news about health across the nation from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps team.
Lead control measures are part of new, updated strategies in What Works for Health
Lead exposure is harmful to health, especially for children. What do we know about how to prevent exposure to lead? According to recent research, lead paint abatement, lead soil abatement, and efforts to replace lead pipes are more effective than educational efforts alone to reduce lead exposure.
These findings are part of the latest round of comprehensive updates to What Works for Health (WWFH), our tool to help you find evidence-informed policies, programs, systems, and environmental changes that can make a difference where you live.
Other strategies recently updated or added to WWFH include:
- Alcohol access restrictions in public places
- CAFO regulations (new)
- Comprehensive risk reduction sexual education
- Healthy school lunch initiatives
- Hospital wristband color standardization
- Professionally trained medical interpreters
- Restorative justice in the criminal justice system
- Sales to intoxicated persons (SIP) law enforcement
- School-based health clinics with reproductive health services
- School-based tobacco prevention skill-building programs (new)
- Tobacco cessation therapy affordability
- Tobacco taxes
- Youth leadership programs
For more on how likely these strategies are to work, and the outcomes they affect, visit WWFH: www.countyhealthrankings.org/whatworks.