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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Public Health Professionals and Advocates"

Policies and programs that can improve health

101 results

Behavioral interventions to prevent HIV and other STIs

Scientifically Supported

Use individual, group, and community-level interventions to provide education, support, and training that can affect social norms about HIV and other STIs

Sexual Activity

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

Breastfeeding promotion programs

Scientifically Supported

Engage health care professionals, lay health workers, and others to increase breastfeeding initiation, exclusive breastfeeding, and duration of breastfeeding

Diet and Exercise

Cell phone-based support programs

Some Evidence

Deliver real-time ongoing or crisis support to individuals with mental health concerns via mobile phone applications (apps) or texts

Family and Social Support

Cell phone-based tobacco cessation interventions

Scientifically Supported

Deliver tobacco cessation advice and motivational messages via text or video message

Tobacco Use


Scientifically Supported

Provide prenatal care in a group setting, integrating health assessment, education, and support

Access to Care

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

Chronic disease management programs

Scientifically Supported

Implement multi-component efforts that include coordination of health services by multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals, patient self-management, and patient education

Quality of Care

Chronic disease self-management (CDSM) programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide educational and behavioral interventions that support patients’ ability to actively manage their condition(s) in everyday life

Quality of Care

College-based obesity prevention interventions

Insufficient Evidence

Support college-based behavioral education interventions that work towards a pattern of healthy eating and physical activity over the long-term

Diet and Exercise