Use regulatory authority to reduce density of alcohol beverage outlets (i.e., places that sell alcohol) or limit increases in the density of such outlets
What Works for Health
Policies and programs that can improve health
Increase the price of alcohol via regular adjustments to taxes levied for beer, wine, and liquor purchases
Expand the role of allied dental professionals (e.g., hygienists, therapists, etc.) via changes to statute, dentist supervision requirements, etc.
Support alternative fuel and vehicle use via financial incentives (e.g., tax benefits, rebates, etc.), mandates (e.g., consumption targets or renewable fuel standards), research and development investments, etc.
Provide educational and social services in an alternative setting for students at-risk of dropping out of traditional high schools
Support interventions that provide chronically absent students with resources to improve self-esteem, social skills, etc. and address familial and school-related factors that can contribute to poor attendance
Use devices such as speed cameras, laser devices, radar, etc. to enforce speed limits; devices can be permanent fixtures or be used manually by law enforcement officers
Prohibit criminal history questions on job applications and postpone background checks
Revise health care processes and provider roles to integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment into primary care; continue to refer patients with severe conditions to specialty care
Use individual, group, and community-level interventions to provide education, support, and training that can affect social norms about HIV and other STIs