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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Healthcare Professionals and Advocates"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Activity programs for older adults

Scientifically Supported

Offer group educational, social, or physical activities that promote social interactions, regular attendance, and community involvement among older adults

Diet and Exercise  ·  Family and Social Support

Advocacy for victims of intimate partner violence

Insufficient Evidence

Work to empower victims of intimate partner violence, help them with safety plans, and link them with community services (e.g., legal, housing, financial advice, emergency shelter, etc.)

Community Safety

Alcohol brief interventions

Scientifically Supported

Provide information and increase motivation to change or prevent problematic alcohol consumption in a short session; also called alcohol screening & brief intervention

Alcohol and Drug Use

Allied dental professional scope of practice

Some Evidence

Expand the role of allied dental professionals (e.g., hygienists, therapists, etc.) via changes to statute, dentist supervision requirements, etc.

Access to Care

Behavioral health primary care integration

Scientifically Supported

Revise health care processes and provider roles to integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment into primary care

Quality of Care

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

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

Car seat distribution & education programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide parents with car seats free of charge, via loan or low cost rental, often with installation support

Community Safety

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

Case-managed care for community-dwelling frail elders

Some Evidence

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.

Quality of Care