Provide information and increase motivation to change or prevent problematic alcohol consumption in a short session; also called alcohol screening & brief intervention
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Health Care" and "Educators"
Use individual, group, and community-level interventions to provide education, support, and training that can affect social norms about HIV and other STIs
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
Engage a variety of partners in a highly visible, multi-component effort to increase physical activity, often with efforts to address cardiovascular disease risk factors
Provide tailored health information and computer-mediated decision making, behavior change, and emotional support via interactive programs
Provide condoms free of charge or at a reduced cost in community and school-based settings
Increase health care providers’ skills and knowledge to understand and respond to cultural differences, value diversity, etc. via factual information, skills training, and other efforts
Provide teen mothers with services such as remedial education, vocational training, case management, health care, child care, and transportation assistance to support high school completion
Offer loan repayment, tuition assistance, competitive academic salaries, etc. to students who teach in nursing programs after completing an advanced degree
Offer samples of fresh fruits and vegetables in cafeterias, nutrition classes, school gardens, or workplace well-being meetings, often as part of a multi-faceted nutrition intervention
Provide health insurance outreach and support to assist individuals whose employers do not offer affordable coverage, who are self-employed, or who are unemployed
Increase healthy options in vending machines by reducing the price of healthy choices, increasing the number of healthy choices compared to unhealthy choices, etc.
Provide pregnant or parenting teens with services based upon their needs (e.g., counseling, connections to health care or social services, academic support, etc.) in school or community settings
Establish a relationship between an older adult and an at-risk child or adolescent; programs are often based in schools, community centers, or faith-based organizations
Provide an 8 or 12 hour training to educate laypeople about how to assist individuals with mental health problems or at risk for problems such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders
Pair new nurses with more experienced nurses who act as a resource and provide support as the new nurse establishes her or himself professionally
Work to reduce alcohol-impaired driving via sobriety checkpoints, responsible beverage service training, education and awareness activities, and other efforts
Combine educational, environmental, and behavioral activities that increase physical activity and improve nutrition (e.g., nutrition education, aerobic/strength training, dietary prescriptions, etc.) in various settings
Implement programs that continue education, mentoring, and support for novice nurses following graduation
Place motivational signs on or near stairwells, elevators, and escalators that encourage individuals to use stairs
Provide women with information about the risks and benefits of behaviors that affect their health before, during, and after pregnancy
Provide sealants, fluoride treatment, screening, and other preventive dental care on school grounds via partnerships with dental professionals
Provide health care services on school premises to attending elementary, middle, and high school students; services provided by teams of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians
Provide reproductive health care services such as counseling, contraception, and testing in middle and high school-based health clinics
Educate youth and college athletes, coaches, and parents about the severity of concussions in sports, proper prevention, detection, reporting, and treatment
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.
Make water readily available in various settings via regular placement of drinking fountains, water coolers, bottled water in vending machines, etc.
Use educational, environmental, and behavioral strategies to improve food choices and physical activity opportunities in worksite settings, also called workplace health programs