Extend or raise the compensation provided to eligible, unemployed workers looking for jobs
What Works for Health
Policies and programs that can improve health
Increase the price of snack products high in sugar and fat by adding an excise or sales tax to the current price
Prohibit all drivers from texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
Require both licensed and unlicensed firearm dealers to conduct background checks of potential handgun purchasers
Require all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet; laws are established statewide and may also include mopeds and scooters
Provide all students with the information and skills to prevent alcohol use; programs can be delivered via a specific curriculum or as a component of classroom behavior management
Deliver a curriculum-based program that helps all students learn to recognize warning signs of suicide in themselves and others in a school setting
Support food-producing and income-earning activities in urban environments (e.g., edible landscapes, front yard or rooftop gardens, window farming, hydroponics, livestock, etc.)
Create financial incentives or remove financial disincentives to affect consumer choices and incentivize provision of cost efficient health care services
Use the purchasing power of employers and groups of insured individuals to create incentives and disincentives for health care providers to deliver high quality, high value care
Implement anti-idling policies and awareness campaigns to reduce engine idling for passenger vehicles, school buses, and/or equipment and truck fleets
Require scheduled testing of vehicles’ tailpipe and evaporative emissions; federally mandated in areas with particularly poor air quality
Arrange active transportation with a fixed route, designated stops, and pick up times when children can walk to school with adult chaperones
Make water readily available in various settings via regular placement of drinking fountains, water coolers, bottled water in vending machines, etc.
Provide assistance to low income families to make their homes more energy efficient and to permanently reduce their energy bills
Support Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs, which provide WIC and Senior Nutrition Program participants with coupons for fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables
Support breastfeeding via private, well-equipped lactation spaces in workplaces, along with breastfeeding breaks, flexible schedules, professional lactation support, etc.
Use educational, environmental, and behavioral strategies to improve food choices and physical activity opportunities in worksite settings, also called workplace health programs
Provide participating high school students with professional opportunities that combine academic and on-the-job training or mentorship
Restrict full contact between youth football players via limits to the number of contact practices, head hits per player, delay tackling until a certain age, etc.