Establish laws that require bicyclists to wear helmets; laws can apply to children or all bicyclists and can be established at the state or local level
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Accommodate or provide dedicated space for bicyclists via bicycle paths, lanes, cycle tracks or protected bike lanes, etc.
Match disadvantaged or at-risk youth with volunteer mentors in school or community settings
Establish a framework to increase walking and biking trails and improve connectivity of non-auto paths and trails in a particular area
Provide one-on-one advice, education, and emotional and social support to women of color, by volunteer women of color, during pregnancy and for one year after birth
Set legal limits for drivers’ blood alcohol concentrations (BACs)
Provide education, information, counseling, and support for breastfeeding to women throughout pre- and post-natal care
Implement checkpoints where law enforcement officers can stop drivers suspected of drinking and driving and assess their level of alcohol impairment; also called sobriety checkpoints
Provide basic skills (e.g., reading, math, writing, English language, or soft skills) and industry-specific training with other supports; also called occupationally contextualized basic education programs
Establish local regulations for confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that address location, size, facility management, and pollution contributions to complement US EPA regulations
Restrict alcohol consumption anywhere on a college or university campus or only in specific areas (e.g., residence halls)
Provide parents with car seats free of charge, via loan or low cost rental, often with education about proper installation and use
Share information about the importance of proper car seat use and enforce existing laws via checkpoints, dedicated law enforcement officials, etc.
Educate parents and caregivers about proper use of car seats and reward parents and/or children for correct use
Provide career and technical education (CTE) as an integrated part of an academic curriculum for students at risk of dropping out of high school; also called vocational training
Establish small learning communities in high schools focused on fields such as health care, finance, technology, communications, or public service
Provide occupation-specific training for low-skilled individuals in high-growth industries, with education and supports, usually with stackable credentials and work experience opportunities
Help commuters share transportation through informal arrangements between individuals, formally arranged dynamic ridesharing programs, or other ride-matching services
Use a case management model for frail elderly patients living independently, coordinating aspects of long-term care (LTC) such as status assessment, monitoring, advocacy, care planning, etc.
Deliver tobacco cessation advice and motivational messages via text or video message