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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Employment"

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

Employment

Basic education & work training 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 called career pathway and bridge programs or career ladders

Education  ·  Employment

Exercise and work-oriented back pain management programs

Some Evidence

Support worksite exercise and physical conditioning programs for low back pain; also called work conditioning, work hardening, or functional restoration/exercise programs

Employment

Flexible scheduling

Scientifically Supported

Offer employees control over an aspect of their schedule through arrangements such as self-scheduled shift work, flex time, and compressed work weeks

Employment

GED certificate programs

Some Evidence

Implement programs that help individuals without a high school diploma or its equivalent achieve a General Education Development (GED) certificate

Education  ·  Employment

Job-sharing programs

Insufficient Evidence

Offer part-time employment in which the schedules of two part-time employees cover the duties of a single full-time position

Employment

On-site child care

Insufficient Evidence

Provide employees with child care options at work; care may be provided free of charge, partially subsidized as part of an employee benefit package, or offered at market rates

Employment

Paid family leave

Some Evidence

Provide employees with paid time off for circumstances such as a recent birth or adoption, a parent or spouse with a serious medical condition, or a sick child

Employment

Paid sick leave ordinances

Expert Opinion

Require employers under a local jurisdiction to provide paid time off for employees to use when ill or injured

Employment

Rural transportation systems

Expert Opinion

Establish transportation services for areas with low population densities, using publicly funded buses and vans on a set schedule, dial-a-ride transit, volunteer ridesharing, etc.

Employment  ·  Housing and Transit

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