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Policies and programs that can improve health

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Alcohol advertising restrictions

Some Evidence

Restrict the content and placement of alcohol advertisements via local ordinances, state laws, or industry self-regulation

Alcohol and Drug Use

Child-focused advertising restrictions for unhealthy foods & beverages

Some Evidence

Restrict child-focused advertising for unhealthy foods and beverages via bans on unhealthy food and drink ads during children’s TV programs, product placement in children’s movies, etc.

Diet and Exercise

Community schools

Some Evidence

Combine academic, physical health, mental health, and social service resources in schools for students and families via partnerships with community organizations; also called community learning centers


Dropout prevention programs for teen mothers

Scientifically Supported

Provide teen mothers with services such as remedial education, vocational training, case management, health care, child care, and transportation assistance to support high school completion


Early Head Start (EHS)

Scientifically Supported

Provide child care, parent education, physical health and mental health services, and other family supports to pregnant women with low incomes and children aged 0 to 3


Family-based physical activity interventions

Some Evidence

Increase family members’ support for physical activity, often via educational sessions on health, goal-setting, problem-solving, or family behavioral management

Diet and Exercise

Fruit & vegetable taste testing

Some Evidence

Offer samples of fresh fruits and vegetables in cafeterias, nutrition classes, school gardens, or workplace well-being meetings, often as part of a multi-faceted nutrition intervention

Diet and Exercise

Healthy food initiatives in food banks

Some Evidence

Combine hunger relief efforts with nutrition information and healthy eating opportunities, often with on-site cooking demonstrations, recipe tastings, produce display stands, etc.

Diet and Exercise

In-vehicle monitoring & feedback for novice drivers and families

Some Evidence

Support use of in-vehicle devices that alert novice drivers when they have high g-force events (e.g., rapid acceleration, braking, or turning) and allow families to review driving performance later

Community Safety

Integrated pest management (IPM) for agriculture & outdoor use

Scientifically Supported

Support a four-tiered approach to outdoor pest control that minimizes potential hazards to people, property, and the environment

Air and Water Quality