Use payments, vouchers, and other incentives to encourage patients to undergo preventive care such as screenings, vaccinations, etc.
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
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Provide culturally sensitive assistance and care coordination, and guide patients through available medical, insurance, and social support; also called systems navigators
Use pervious concrete, porous asphalt, permeable interlocking pavers, open-jointed blocks or cells, or other permeable pavement in individual or commercial development efforts; also called porous or pervious pavement
Modify local environments to support physical activity, increase access to new or existing facilities for physical activity, or build new facilities
Adopt regulations that address the safety of playground environment, equipment, and materials, as well as adult supervision
Place motivational signs on or near stairwells, elevators, and escalators that encourage individuals to use stairs
Place motivational signs on posters, front of package labels, or shelf labels near fruits, vegetables and other items that encourage individuals to purchase healthier food options
Provide women with information about the risks and benefits of behaviors that affect their health before, during, and after pregnancy
Provide center-based programs that support cognitive and social-emotional growth among young children from low income families, with supports such as home visiting or parental skills training
Make pricing for hospital procedures and other health care services publicly available, often via websites, online databases, report cards, or similar tools
Create a school culture of high behavioral and academic expectations, with intense tutoring, increased teacher performance feedback, lengthened instruction time, and health care services
Establish programs that accept expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from designated users and dispose of them responsibly
Make clinician, clinic, hospital, long-term care facility and insurance plan performance on health care quality measures publicly available via report cards, reporting websites, or similar tools
Use ready-made or home constructed barrel systems to collect and store rainwater from rooftops that would otherwise flow to storm drains and streams
Establish bioretention systems (e.g., rain gardens, bioretention cells, green roofs, planter boxes, bioswales, etc.) to make city landscapes more permeable
Transition families and individuals experiencing homelessness into permanent housing quickly, often with supports such as short-term financial assistance, case management, landlord negotiations, etc.
Partner with doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals to incorporate literacy support into regular well-child visits, especially in lower income communities
Offer opportunities for adults to play athletic games such as soccer, softball, kickball, basketball, etc. at beginner, intermediate, and competitive levels
Promote walking and biking to school through education, incentives, and environmental changes; often called SRTS
Promote abstinence from sexual activity, generally only with mention of condoms and birth control to highlight failure rates