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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Community Members" and "Family and Social Support"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Birthing Project Sister Friends

Insufficient Evidence

Provide one-on-one support and education to women of color, by women of color during pregnancy and for one year after birth

Family and Social Support

Community arts programs

Expert Opinion

Support locally-based visual, media, and performing arts initiatives for children and adults; also called participatory arts programs

Family and Social Support

Healthy Families America (HFA)

Some Evidence

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

Family and Social Support

Intergenerational communities

Expert Opinion

Create communities that promote interaction and cooperation between individuals of different ages and focus on the needs of all residents, especially children and older adults

Family and Social Support

Neighborhood associations

Expert Opinion

Establish formal bodies that connect residents who work together to improve the geographic area in which they and others live

Family and Social Support

Open Streets

Expert Opinion

Allow community members to gather, socialize, walk, run, bike, skate, etc. by closing selected streets temporarily to motorized traffic; also called Ciclovía programs

Diet and Exercise  ·  Family and Social Support

Outdoor experiential education & wilderness therapy

Scientifically Supported

Support outdoor pursuits that emphasize inter- and intra-personal growth through overcoming obstacles (e.g., challenge courses, wilderness excursions, etc.)

Family and Social Support

Youth leadership programs

Expert Opinion

Provide youth with leadership and empowerment opportunities, often through social activities such as youth councils, advocacy groups, peer education, and local government youth boards

Family and Social Support

Youth peer mentoring

Some Evidence

Establish an ongoing relationship between an older youth or young adult and a younger child or adolescent, usually an elementary or middle school student; also called cross-age peer mentoring

Family and Social Support