Implement private sector rules or public sector regulations that prohibit smoking indoors or restrict it to designated, often outdoor, areas
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Implement private sector rules or public sector regulations that prohibit smoking in and around multi-unit housing
Implement private sector rules or public sector regulations that prohibit smoking outdoors or restrict it to designated areas
Adopt laws that hold private property owners who provide alcohol to minors or obviously intoxicated individuals on their property liable if someone is killed or injured as a result
Support individual and group use of internet-based tools to receive news, communicate or share information, collaborate on ideas, mobilize networks, and make collective decisions
Use social networks such as Facebook and MySpace to deliver health education, often as part of a broader online campaign of websites and social networks
Coordinate access to services across delivery systems and disciplinary boundaries (e.g., housing, disability, physical health, mental health, child welfare, workforce services, etc.)
Educate youth and college athletes, coaches, and parents about the severity of concussions in sports, proper prevention, detection, reporting, and treatment
Establish state level regulations that require nursing homes to employ at least a set number of licensed and non-licensed nursing staff, often set in terms of staff hours per resident day
Coordinate state and community-level cessation and prevention interventions and provide information on the dangers of tobacco using a combination of educational, regulatory, clinical, social, and economic strategies
Strengthen laws that allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges
Increase the price of sugar sweetened beverages (e.g., soda) by adding an excise or sales tax to the current price
Provide academic instruction to students during the summer, often along with enrichment activities such as art or outdoor activities
Provide short-term employment opportunities for youth, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds
Explore ways to increase Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program benefit amounts for aged, blind, or disabled individuals, including children, with little or no income
Require fences around swimming pools
Ensure appropriate access to 17P, a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone, by identifying high-risk women, reducing barriers to treatment receipt and completion, coordinating care, etc.
Provide sterile injection equipment and often other treatment and referral services to people who inject drugs; also called needle or syringe exchange programs and needle syringe programs
Incorporate technology into classroom instruction via computer-assisted instruction programs, computer-managed learning programs, use of interactive white boards, etc.
Support school-, community-, and clinic-based teen pregnancy prevention programs such as comprehensive sex education, HIV/STI prevention and youth development efforts, service learning, etc.