The Economic Contributions of Healthy Food Incentives Fair Food Network | 2021 This pioneering study shows that broad expansions of healthy food incentives would provide powerful returns on that investment >>
This pioneering study shows that broad expansions of healthy food incentives would provide powerful returns on that investment – for families, grocers, and farmers, as well as more broadly among the state economies where such benefits are expanded. The findings demonstrate that state and federal policymakers would be wise to double down on their support for these programs.
This report provides a summary of Healthy Development Summit II: Changing frames and expanding partnerships to promote children’s mental health and social/emotional wellbeing. The Summit assembled a diverse group of stakeholders together to generate ideas for new ways to move forward to promote young children’s positive mental health. The second of two summits, this summit focused on the application of the research to practice and policy across sectors of society; that is using what we know to inform what we do. As with the first summit, this Summit focused on early childhood (birth to age eight) because the science is very solid in early childhood development. The Summit also built on momentum for change from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act3 (2010), which has multiple components related to prevention and positive mental health that may provide new opportunities for promoting young children’s mental health. Finally, the Summit built on heightened public interest in mental health, particularly in young people, due to media and policymakers’ attention to school violence, bullying, and youth suicide.
This PEW Research Center document on The Business Case for Home Visiting emphasizes the compelling evidence that home visitation promotes learning and success, and ultimately why it matters to business leaders.
A video on social determinants of health by Dr. Camara Jones, along with a list of resources.
The Results First Clearinghouse Database is an online resource that brings together information on the effectiveness of social policy programs from nine national clearinghouses. It applies color-coding to the clearinghouses’ distinct rating systems, creating a common language that enables users to quickly see where each program falls on a spectrum from negative impact to positive impact. As such, this database can help users easily access and understand the evidence base for a variety of programs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.
US Department of Health and Human Services research programs expand scientific understanding of health care, public health, human services, biomedical research, and availability of safe food and drugs.
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review identified programs with evidence of effectiveness in reducing teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors. This site allows you to find and compare programs, as well as review resources. No longer an active program, the information found on this website is archival as of September 2019.
The Urban Institute's Data Catalog includes data sets on education, family, health policy, poverty, children, labor force, housing, race, economic growth, youth, immigration and more.