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Exploring the impacts of various types of messaging (narratives, simple propolicy, and a combination of the two), the authors found that messages could backfire and inadvertently lead to a diminished support from state legislators.
Housing First, a supportive housing program, increased office-based care for psychiatric diagnoses, decreased emergency department visits, and increased access to prescription medication.
When clients receive food assistance one month and then skip the following month, some might assume that this is because the food assistance has fulfilled its intended mission and that the household who did not show up to receive food is no longer in need of emergency assistance.
Shifting school start times to 8:30 am or later for middle/high school students is a critical health policy that can quickly and effectively address significant adolescent sleep debt, with minimal impact on younger students, who often are required to start earlier in order to accommodate later se
Weatherization improves self-reported health and saves families money.
Weatherization programs could be improved by expanding eligibility for inclusion beyond income and by collaborating with the healthcare and public health sectors to identify those households most in need of their services.
Community collective efficacy, or a community’s ability to mobilize and realize shared goals, has been linked to positive health outcomes, lower crime and violence, and residents’ emotional connection to their community.
Smoke-free worksite laws lead to reductions in current smoking, increases in smoking cessation, and decreases in recent vaping. However, adding vaping restrictions to these laws may have actually reduced the impact of the law on current smoking among 18 to 25 year-olds.