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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Community Members" and "Scientifically Supported"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Community policing

Scientifically Supported

Implement a policing philosophy based on community partnership, organizational transformation, and problem solving techniques to proactively address public safety issues: also called community-oriented policing

Community Safety

Community-based social support for physical activity

Scientifically Supported

Build, strengthen, and maintain social networks that provide supportive relationships for behavior change (e.g., setting up a buddy system or a walking group)

Diet and Exercise

Culturally adapted health care

Scientifically Supported

Tailor health care to patients’ norms, beliefs, and values, as well as their language and literacy skills

Quality of Care

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


Exercise prescriptions

Scientifically Supported

Provide patients with prescriptions for exercise plans, often accompanied by progress checks at office visits, counseling, activity logs, and exercise testing

Diet and Exercise

Individually-adapted physical activity programs

Scientifically Supported

Teach behavioral skills that can help individuals incorporate physical activity into their daily routines

Diet and Exercise

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

Integrated pest management for indoor use

Scientifically Supported

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

Housing and Transit

Kinship care for children removed from home due to maltreatment

Scientifically Supported

Arrange full-time foster care by adults who are not a child’s parents but who have a kinship bond with a child (e.g., relatives, tribe members, godparents, etc.)

Community Safety