Support acquisition of job-specific skills through education, certification programs, or on-the-job training, often with personal development resources and other supports
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
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Prohibit criminal history questions on job applications and postpone background checks
Match disadvantaged or at-risk youth with volunteer mentors in school or community settings
Provide basic skills (e.g., reading, math, writing, English language, or soft skills) and industry-specific training with other supports; also called occupationally contextualized basic education programs
Educate parents and caregivers about proper use of car seats and reward parents and/or children for correct use
Provide occupation-specific training for low-skilled individuals in high-growth industries, with education and supports, usually with stackable credentials and work experience opportunities
Promote child bicycle helmet use via bicycle safety education, media campaigns, or provision of free or subsidized helmets
Replace or retrofit diesel buses or other vehicles to operate with clean diesel technology
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
Assign higher costs to non-nutritious foods than nutritious foods via incentives, subsidies, or price discounts for healthy foods and beverages or disincentives or price increases for unhealthy choices
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
Encourage methods of soil cultivation that keep at least one-third of cultivated soil covered with the previous year’s crop residue (e.g., mulch till, ridge till, strip till, or no-till)
Incorporate locally grown foods into school meals and snacks, often with visits from food producers, cooking classes, nutrition and waste reduction efforts, and school gardens
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
Combine hunger relief efforts with nutrition information and healthy eating opportunities, often with on-site cooking demonstrations, recipe tastings, produce display stands, etc.
Increase healthy options in vending machines by reducing the price of healthy choices, increasing the number of healthy choices compared to unhealthy choices, etc.
Provided high quality preschool with home visiting to low income, African-American children with an emphasis on active learning in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Support use of in-vehicle devices that alert novice drivers when they have high g-force events (e.g., rapid acceleration, braking, or turning) and allow families to review driving performance later
Support a four-tiered approach to outdoor pest control that minimizes potential hazards to people, property, and the environment