What Works for Health

Evidence matters. Our What Works for Health tool will help you find policies and programs that are a good fit for your community's priorities.

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Curated Strategy Lists

Each What Works for Health Curated Strategy List is carefully selected by our expert evidence analysts to include evidence-informed programs, policies and systems changes that can support community change efforts around specific topics and themes.  

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Featured Strategies

These strategies can help your community in its health improvement journey.

Create designated tax districts that generate revenue to invest in affordable housing initiatives, blight remediation, and economic development efforts

Expand federal or state child tax credits by increasing credit amounts, making credits refundable, decreasing or eliminating the earnings threshold, or creating a fully...

Establish publicly funded investment accounts for every newborn, accessible at age 18

Support programs that provide small loans, usually to individuals with lower incomes, to start or expand a small business, often with business development training...

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