Create a school culture of high behavioral and academic expectations, with intense tutoring, increased teacher performance feedback, lengthened instruction time, and health care services
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
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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
Provide low income or at-risk public school students and their families with information about social services and health care supports; also called community resource or family and community liaisons
Encourage children to spend time away from TV and other stationary screen media, often as part of a multi-faceted effort to increase physical activity and improve nutrition
Provide industry-focused education and job training based on the needs of regional employers within specific sectors
Create contracts that support community access to existing facilities (e.g., schools, churches, etc.) before or after business hours; also called joint use, open use, or community use agreements
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
Provide academic instruction to students during the summer, often along with enrichment activities such as art or outdoor activities
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.