Match disadvantaged or at-risk youth with volunteer mentors in school or community settings
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Community Safety", "Educators", and "Nonprofits"
Educate parents and caregivers about proper use of car seats and reward parents and/or children for correct use
Promote child bicycle helmet use via bicycle safety education, media campaigns, or provision of free or subsidized helmets
Introduce a short-term family-based intervention therapy focused on strengths, protective factors and risk factors for youth with delinquency, violence, or substance abuse problems, and their families
Use helmets to absorb, dissipate, and reduce impact forces to an athlete’s head and brain during collisions or falls
Enlist mentors to develop relationships and spend time individually with at-risk mentees for an extended period; mentors have greater knowledge, skills, etc. than mentees
Adopt regulations that address the safety of playground environment, equipment, and materials, as well as adult supervision
Educate youth and college athletes, coaches, and parents about the severity of concussions in sports, proper prevention, detection, reporting, and treatment
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.