Policy, Systems and Environmental Approaches

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Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Approaches Educational Videos

Policy, system and environmental (PSE) approaches are laws, rules and/or related actions that impact behavior. In the past, health programs focused on changing individual behavior whereas PSE approaches have a far-reaching impact by changing laws and creating sustainable, comprehensive measures to improve health. Focus is on the reduction of shared risk factors by supporting and advocating for changes in state and local policies that build an environment to help Pennsylvanians develop and maintain healthy behaviors.

The following videos give an overview and examples of PSE approaches