Policies & Programs

Policies and programs that can improve health

filtered by "Employment" and "Some Evidence"

8 results

Ban the Box

Prohibit criminal history questions on job applications and postpone background checks

Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
Health Factor(s):
Employment

Career pathways and sector-focused employment programs

Provide occupation-specific training in high-growth industries and sectors, combining education and supportive services, usually with stackable credentials and work experience

Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
Health Factor(s):
Employment

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Provide confidential worksite-based counseling and referrals to employees to address personal and workplace challenges

Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
Health Factor(s):
Employment, Family and Social Support

Exercise and work-oriented back pain management programs

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

Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
Health Factor(s):
Employment

GED certificate programs

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

Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
Health Factor(s):
Education, Employment

Paid sick leave laws

Require employers in an affected jurisdiction to provide paid time off for employees to use when ill or injured

Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
Health Factor(s):
Employment

Summer work experience programs

Provide short-term employment opportunities for youth, especially those in low income families

Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
Health Factor(s):
Employment

Telecommuting

Allow employees to work outside a central office, using technology to interact with others inside and outside the organization; also called remote work or flexible working arrangements

Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
Health Factor(s):
Employment