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The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.

The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
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Buckle Up, Stay Safe (Virginia)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Elderly

Goal: The goal of this program is to increase safety belt use among senior drivers.

Checkpoints Program (Connecticut)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Teens

Goal: The goal of the Checkpoints Program is to encourage parental limits on teen driving, and decrease risky teen driving.

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse, Teens

Goal: The goal of CMCA is to change policies and practices of major community institutions to reduce underage access to alcohol.

Drivers Under the Influence Intensive Supervision Program (Multnomah County, OR)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Transportation Safety

Goal: The goal of the DISP program is to reduce drunk driving among alcohol traffic offenders.

Georgia's Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (Georgia)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Teens

Goal: The goal of TADRA is to reduce fatal crashes among teenage drivers.

Increasing the Use of Child Restraints in Motor Vehicles (Dallas, TX)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Children, Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Urban

Goal: The goal of this program is to increase child restraint use by Hispanic community members.

Safety Stop: Child Passenger Safety Education (St. Louis, MO)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Children's Health, Children, Adults, Families, Urban

Goal: The mission of Safety Stop is to increase the number of children who are properly secured in safety seats during trips made in a vehicle by educating parents and caregivers participating in Safety Stop car seat fittings and consultations.

Impact: Safety Stop increased mean scores on child safety seat knowledge by 5% (p < 0.01) among participating parents and caregivers.