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What Works for Health

Policies and programs that can improve health

Charter schools

Mixed Evidence

Establish publicly financed schools that are not subject to many of the regulations that govern traditional public schools, such as staffing, curriculum, and budgeting requirements

Education

Chicago Child-Parent Centers

Scientifically Supported

Provide preschool education and comprehensive support to low income families, including small classes, student meals, and home visits with referrals for social service support as needed

Education

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

Child care subsidies

Scientifically Supported

Provide financial assistance to working parents, or parents attending school, to pay for center-based or certified in-home child care

Income

Child firearm access prevention laws

Some Evidence

Impose penalties on adults for a child’s unsupervised access to firearms or violation of safe firearm storage requirements

Community Safety

Child tax credit expansion

Expert Opinion

Expand federal or state child tax credits by increasing eligibility by age (e.g., to families with 17 and 18 year old children), increasing credit amounts, making credits refundable, or creating a fully refundable supplement

Income

Child-focused advertising restrictions for unhealthy foods & beverages

Some Evidence

Restrict child-focused advertising for unhealthy foods and beverages via bans on unhealthy food and drink ads during children’s TV programs, product placement in children’s movies, etc.

Diet and Exercise

Children's savings accounts

Expert Opinion

Establish dedicated children’s savings account (CSAs) to build assets over time with contributions from family, friends, and sometimes, supporting organizations; also called children’s development accounts (CDAs)

Income  ·  Education

Chronic disease management programs

Scientifically Supported

Implement multi-component efforts that include coordination of health services by multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals, patient self-management, and patient education

Quality of Care

Chronic disease self-management (CDSM) programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide educational and behavioral interventions that support patients’ ability to actively manage their condition(s) in everyday life

Quality of Care

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