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The Best Practices Section of the Portal is a searchable list of chronic disease prevention and health promotion interventions which provides program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to successful public health programs, interventions and policies that have been evaluated and have the potential to be adapted and used.

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Connect©

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Connect© is a 10-week principle-based program for parents and alternate caregivers of aggressive, antisocial and delinquent teens that integrates research on adolescent-parent attachment, adolescent development and effective parenting practices. The program focuses on the enhancement of the building blocks of …

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Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) II

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Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health II (REACH II) is a multicomponent psychosocial and behavioural training intervention for caregivers (21 years and older) of patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The intervention is designed to reduce caregiver burden and depression, …

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Step Test Exercise Prescription

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Exercise is recognized as an important part of promoting a healthy life style, but many physicians fail to prescribe exercise for their patients. The study was conducted in two phases; the first phase involved a 10-minute survey that was administered …

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The STAR-Caregivers (STAR-C) Program

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Community consultants are taught behavioral problem-solving strategies, and they, in turn, train family members to use these strategies to reduce depression and anxiety in the person with dementia. Consultants conduct eight weekly sessions in the participant’s own home for more …

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No Falls! No Fear! Falls Prevention Project

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This program was a 2-year (1996-1997) health promotion project in Queensland, Australia, targeting healthy seniors living in their communities. The project goal was clearly stated: To reduce the number of falls, and resulting injuries, experienced by older community members, by …

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Stay on Your Feet (SOYF)

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The goal of the program is to decrease the number and severity of falls experienced by people over 60 years of age through multi-component interventions whose success could be measured. Government and non-government organizations, including the Department of Housing and …

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The Functional Fitness for Long-Term Care (FFLTC) Program

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The Functional Fitness for Long Term Care Program was designed to maintain range of motion, improve strength, balance, flexibility, mobility and function of older adults. It is tailored to meet the needs of both high and low mobility residents. Classes …

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The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

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Objective: The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (the “Ottawa Model”) is an application of the “5 A’s” approach to cessation, customized to the hospital setting. Population/Setting: This study evaluated the impact of implementing the Ottawa Model in 9 hospitals in …

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