Conduct individual assessments that gauge older adults’ risk of falling and develop personalized approaches to help prevent falls
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Community Safety"
Attach metal bars, frames, or crush proof cabs to a tractor that provide a safety zone for an operator in the event of a rollover or overturn
Organize tours of prison facilities for juvenile delinquents or youth at risk of delinquency and allow them to observe prison life and attend inmates’ presentations; also called juvenile awareness programs
Provide youth with teen dating violence education that addresses healthy relationships, gender norms, relationship coercion, and violence in a school setting
Educate youth and college athletes, coaches, and parents about the severity of concussions in sports, proper prevention, detection, reporting, and treatment
Strengthen laws that allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges
Provide short-term employment opportunities for youth, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds
Require fences around swimming pools
Modify the built environment to affect traffic speed and patterns via speed humps, pedestrian center crossing islands, roundabouts, etc.
Support a trauma-informed juvenile justice system through staff training and broad adoption of trauma-informed practices and policies
Place youth with mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges in foster families that provide a structured, nurturing, therapeutic environment; also called Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
Place severely and chronically delinquent youth in foster families that are trained in structured behavior management and connected to TFCO program staff; formerly called Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care
Prohibit all drivers from texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
Require both licensed and unlicensed firearm dealers to conduct background checks of potential handgun purchasers
Require all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet; laws are established statewide and may also include mopeds and scooters
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.
Transfer arrested youth from the juvenile justice system to the adult criminal justice system