Increase the minimum legal tobacco age to purchase or publicly consume tobacco to 21; also called Tobacco 21
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Government " and "Expert Opinion"
Support fresh food carts or vehicles that travel to neighborhoods on a set schedule to sell fresh fruits and vegetables
Establish formal bodies that connect residents who work together to improve the geographic area in which they and others live
Attract new grocery stores that sell a variety of fresh foods, baked goods, packaged, and frozen items to underserved areas via financing initiatives or zoning regulation
Improve work environments for nurses via establishment of strong nursing leadership, organizational support, etc.
Offer time during the school day for children to play in the gym, often during lunch period; joint use agreements can expand open gym opportunities to community members outside school hours
Allow community members to gather, socialize, walk, run, bike, skate, etc. by closing selected streets temporarily to motorized traffic; also called Ciclovía programs
Establish programs that accept expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from designated users and dispose of them responsibly
Make health care facilities’ health care-associated or hospital-acquired infection (HAI) rates readily available to patients and providers
Offer a refundable tax credit to working families with qualifying children or other dependents that receive care outside the home (e.g., a spouse with disabilities)