Provide prenatal care in a group setting, integrating health assessment, education, and support
What Works for Health
Policies and programs that can improve health
Issue certificates of employability to individuals with criminal convictions who have met pre-specified standards of rehabilitation; also called certificates of relief, reentry, good conduct, rehabilitation, recovery, etc.
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
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
Promote child bicycle helmet use via bicycle safety education, media campaigns, or provision of free or subsidized helmets
Provide financial assistance to working parents, or parents attending school, to pay for center-based or certified in-home child care
Establish dedicated child development accounts (CDAs) to build assets over time with contributions from family, friends, and sometimes, supporting organizations; also called children’s savings accounts (CSAs)
Impose penalties on adults for a child’s unsupervised access to firearms or violation of safe firearm storage requirements
Expand federal or state child tax credits by increasing credit amounts, making credits refundable, decreasing or eliminating the earnings threshold, or creating a fully refundable supplement
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.