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

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

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

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

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

Community centers

Expert Opinion

Support community venues that facilitate local residents’ efforts to socialize, participate in recreational or educational activities, gain information, and seek counseling or support services

Family and Social Support

Early childhood home visiting programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide parents with information, support, and training regarding child health, development, and care from prenatal stages through early childhood via trained home visitors

Community Safety  ·  Family and Social Support

Extracurricular activities for social engagement

Scientifically Supported

Support organized social, art, or physical activities for school-aged youth outside of the school day

Family and Social Support

Father involvement programs

Some Evidence

Support fathers’ active involvement in child rearing via various father-focused or family-focused interventions

Family and Social Support

Georgia Fatherhood Program

Insufficient Evidence

Provide employment-based services for non-custodial fathers who pay child support and experience a job loss or a decrease in income

Family and Social Support

Grocery, housing & utilities cooperatives

Insufficient Evidence

Establish a non-share capital cooperative model in which fee-paying members can share the communal resources of a grocery, house, or utility cooperative

Family and Social Support

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