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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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Family Talk

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The Family Talk preventive intervention is a strength-based, family-focused program targeting families in which one or both parents have depression. Children of parents with mood disorders are two to four times more likely to develop mood disorders themselves, relative to …

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PeaceBuilders

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PeaceBuilders is a schoolwide violence prevention program for students in grades K-12. PeaceBuilders attempts to create a positive school climate by developing positive relationships between students and school staff; directly teaching nonviolent attitudes, values, and beliefs; and providing incentives for …

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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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Zippy’s Friends

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Zippy’s Friends is a school based mental health promotion programme for five to seven year old children. The programme aims to prevent the development of serious psychosocial problems later in life, including suicidal behaviour, through expanding children’s range of effective …

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Al’s Pals

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Al’s Pals is a resilience-based early childhood curriculum and teacher training program that develops social-emotional skills, self-control, problem-solving abilities, and healthy decision-making in children ages 3-8 years old. The program is designed to: Help young children regulate their own feelings …

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Communities that Care

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Communities That Care (CTC) is a risk-and-protection-based system that enables local communities to engage in multi-level, multi-sectoral prevention planning and implement evidence-based programs. Communities are empowered to use data on community levels of risk and protection as diagnostic information to …

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Connect

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Connect© is a 10-week manualized 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 …

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Family Thriving Program

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The Family Thriving Program (FTP), a child abuse prevention intervention, was designed as an add-on to the Healthy Start home visitation program (rather than as a free-standing program). Home visitation programs involve the provision of education to mothers (or perspective …

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Good Behavior Game

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The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom-based behavior management strategy for elementary school that teachers use along with a school’s standard instructional curricula. GBG uses a classroom-wide game format using teams and rewards to socialize children to the role …

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