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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Housing and Transit" and "Scientifically Supported"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Complete Streets & streetscape design initiatives

Scientifically Supported

Enhance streetscapes with greater sidewalk coverage and walkway connectivity, street crossing safety features, traffic calming measures, and other design elements

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise

Healthy home environment assessments

Scientifically Supported

Train volunteers, professionals, or paraprofessionals to help residents assess and remediate environmental home health risks and recommend low cost changes (e.g., improved ventilation, integrated pest management, etc.)

Housing and Transit

Housing First

Scientifically Supported

Provide rapid access to permanent housing and support (e.g., crisis intervention, needs assessment, case management), usually for chronically homeless individuals with persistent mental illness or substance abuse issues

Housing and Transit

Housing rehabilitation loan & grant programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide funding, primarily to low or median income families, to repair, improve, or modernize dwellings and remove health or safety hazards

Housing and Transit

Integrated pest management for indoor use

Scientifically Supported

Support a four-tiered approach to indoor pest control that minimizes potential hazards to people, property, and the environment

Housing and Transit

Lead paint abatement programs

Scientifically Supported

Eliminate lead-based paint and contaminated dust by removing or encapsulating lead paint, or removing lead painted fixtures and surfaces

Housing and Transit

Mixed-use development

Scientifically Supported

Support a combination of land uses (e.g., residential, commercial, recreational) in development initiatives, often through zoning regulations or Smart Growth initiatives

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise

Public transportation systems

Scientifically Supported

Introduce or expand transportation options that are available to the public and run on a scheduled timetable (e.g., buses, trains, ferries, rapid transit, etc.)

Housing and Transit

Safe Routes to Schools

Scientifically Supported

Promote walking and biking to school through education, incentives, and environmental changes; often called SRTS

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise

Speed enforcement detection devices

Scientifically Supported

Use devices such as speed cameras, radar, etc. to enforce speed limits; devices can be permanent fixtures or be used manually by law enforcement officers

Housing and Transit  ·  Community Safety

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