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Policies and programs that can improve health

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Adult vocational training

Scientifically Supported

Support acquisition of job-specific skills through education, certification programs, or on-the-job training, often with personal development resources and other supports


Alternative fuels initiatives

Expert Opinion

Support alternative fuel and vehicle use via financial incentives (e.g., tax benefits, rebates, etc.), mandates (e.g., consumption targets or renewable fuel standards), research and development investments, etc.

Air and Water Quality

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)

Some Evidence

Match disadvantaged or at-risk youth with volunteer mentors in school or community settings

Community Safety  ·  Education

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

Bridge programs for hard-to-employ adults

Expert Opinion

Provide basic skills (e.g., reading, math, writing, English language, or soft skills) and industry-specific training with other supports; often incorporated in career pathway programs

Education  ·  Employment

Car seat incentive & education programs

Scientifically Supported

Educate parents and caregivers about proper use of car seats and reward parents and/or children for correct use

Community Safety

Career pathways and sector-focused employment programs

Some Evidence

Provide occupation-specific training in high-growth industries and sectors, combining education and supportive services, usually with stackable credentials and work experience


Carpool & rideshare programs

Expert Opinion

Help commuters share transportation through informal arrangements between individuals, formally arranged dynamic ridesharing programs, or other ride-matching services

Air and Water Quality  ·  Housing and Transit

Cell phone-based tobacco cessation interventions

Scientifically Supported

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

Tobacco Use

Child bicycle helmet promotion programs

Scientifically Supported

Promote child bicycle helmet use via health education, media campaigns, or provision of free or low-cost helmets

Community Safety