Policies & Programs, filtered by "Community Members" and "Healthcare Professionals and Advocates"
Policies and programs that can improve health
Use a case management model for frail elderly patients living independently, coordinating aspects of long-term care such as status assessment, monitoring, advocacy, care planning, etc.
Establish partnerships between farmers and consumers in which consumers purchase a share of a farm’s products in advance
Build, strengthen, and maintain social networks that provide supportive relationships for behavior change (e.g., setting up a buddy system or a walking group)
Establish high deductible health plans, often paired with pre-tax medical expense accounts such as Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) or Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Tailor health care to patients’ norms, beliefs, and values, as well as their language and literacy skills
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
Provide patients with prescriptions for exercise plans, often accompanied by progress checks at office visits, counseling, activity logs, and exercise testing
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
Provide home visiting services to families who are at risk for adverse childhood experiences, starting prenatally or right after birth and continuing for three to five years
Teach behavioral skills that can help individuals incorporate physical activity into their daily routines