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New and Updated Strategies from What Works for Health

Our What Works for Health database has over 400 evidence-informed policies and programs to make a difference in your community. On September 8, our What Works for Health analysts updated the database and you can now find new studies, implementation examples, and resources for the six strategies below:

  • Debt advice for tenants with unpaid rent:Offer debt advice from trained providers to tenants with unpaid, overdue rent to help repay debt and increase financial literacy.
  • Farm to school programs:Incorporate locally grown foods into school meals and snacks, often with visits from food producers, cooking classes, nutrition and waste reduction efforts, and school gardens.
  • Green space & parks: Increase recreational green space through new parks or open spaces, renovation or enhancement of under-used recreation areas, rehabilitation of vacant lots, brownfields, etc.
  • In-vehicle monitoring & feedback for teen drivers and families: Support use of in-vehicle devices that alert novice teen drivers when they have high g-force events (e.g., rapid acceleration, braking, or turning) and allow families to review driving performance.
  • Public reporting of health care quality performance: Make clinician, hospital, clinic, long-term care facility, and insurance plan performance on health care quality measures publicly available via report cards, reporting websites, or similar tools.
  • Rent regulation policies: Establish tenant protections via regulations to the housing rental market such as limits on rent increases and eviction protections for tenants with low incomes; typically via rent stabilization.

Make sure to check out these policies and programs that work!

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