Strategies

Policies and programs that work

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GED certificate programs

Implement programs that help individuals without a high school diploma or its equivalent achieve a General Education Development (GED) certificate
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Education
  • Employment

Intensive case management for pregnant & parenting teens

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
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Sexual Activity

Long-acting reversible contraception access

Increase access to LARCs through cost reduction, comprehensive birth control counseling, provider training, efforts to ensure availability at local clinics, etc.
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Access to Care
  • Sexual Activity

Paid sick leave laws

Require employers in an affected jurisdiction to provide paid time off for employees to use when ill or injured
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Employment

Sector-based workforce initiatives

Provide industry-focused education and job training based on the needs of regional employers within specific sectors
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Employment

Smoke-free policies for outdoor areas

Implement private sector rules or public sector regulations that prohibit smoking outdoors or restrict it to designated areas
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Tobacco Use

Summer youth employment programs

Provide short-term employment opportunities for youth, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Community Safety
  • Employment

Teen pregnancy prevention programs

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.
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Sexual Activity

Tobacco marketing restrictions

Limit promotion, placement, flavoring, or pricing of tobacco products via regulation
Evidence Rating:
Some Evidence
  • Tobacco Use