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
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Scientifically Supported"
Implement private sector rules or public sector regulations that prohibit smoking indoors or restrict it to designated, often outdoor, areas
Coordinate state and community-level cessation and prevention interventions and provide information on the dangers of tobacco using a combination of educational, regulatory, clinical, social, and economic strategies
Strengthen laws that allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges
Provide academic instruction to students during the summer, often along with enrichment activities such as art or outdoor activities
Require fences around swimming pools
Provide sterile injection equipment and often other treatment and referral services to people who inject drugs; also called needle or syringe exchange programs and needle syringe programs
Incorporate technology into classroom instruction via computer-assisted instruction programs, computer-managed learning programs, use of interactive white boards, etc.
Deliver consultative, diagnostic, and treatment services remotely for patients who live in areas with limited access to care or would benefit from frequent monitoring; also called telehealth
Provide reminders, education, or self-management assistance for health conditions, especially chronic diseases, via text message