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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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MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It!) Program – MEND 7-13

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The MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do It!) Program is a community intervention aimed to empower families of overweight and obese children to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. This program combines all the elements known to be important when treating and …

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Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

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Intervention: The intervention was carried out between 2006 and 2008 at Dow Chemical Company, a large science and technology enterprise with sites in different US states. The intervention consisted of changing the workplace environment to increase employees’ level of physical …

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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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INTERVENTION The experimental intervention took place over one school year (10 months) at low socioeconomic (SES) area schools in Australia. The primary aims were to prevent weight gain, reduce screen time, and maintain physical activity levels among ten-year-old students. Secondary …

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Youth Fit for Life

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Youth Fit For Life is a 12-week after-school physical activity program for children aged 5-12 years who are already enrolled in some form of after-school care. The program is administered by trained after-school counselors with little or no prior experiment …

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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 …