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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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About Best Practices

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This section of the Portal provides a searchable list of evaluated community and population health interventions relevant to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. It was designed to help Canadian public health practitioners and decision makers identify suitable interventions that …

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Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP)

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The Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP) was designed to determine the feasibility of having Volunteer Peer Health Educators (VPHE) perform community-based blood pressure screening sessions and collaborate with pharmacists and family physicians to improve hypertension management in …

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Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices

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Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices is an early-childhood prevention program designed to promote social and emotional competence in children ages 3 to 8 by enhancing teachers’ abilities to create nurturing classroom environments and to foster children’s development of resilience-related …

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Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools)

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The APPLE Schools is a comprehensive school health intervention implemented in selected schools from school jurisdictions in Alberta, in particular schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The primary goals of the project are to improve health behaviours among children and to …

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Alice Springs Indigenous Family Wellbeing Program

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Life expectancy for indigenous Australians is approximately 20 years less than that of other Australians, and endemic family violence is a causal factor. The Alice Springs Indigenous Family Wellbeing Program (FWP) aims to increase personal empowerment in order to improve …

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Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools

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Seven elementary and one middle school in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, participated in a 3-year comprehensive program to address risk factors for diabetes – nutrition and physical activity levels. The program followed a community development approach that facilitated partnership …

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Be Active Eat Well (BAEW)

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BAEW was a multifaceted community capacity-building program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for children (aged 4-12 years) in the Australian town of Colac. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of BAEW on reducing children’s unhealthy …

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Behavior change program to increase physical activity.

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An 8-week behaviour change program, based on Canada’s Physical Activity Guide and Handbook to Healthy Active Living for Older Adults, to elicit physical health benefits of increased lower body strength, endurance, flexibility and agility/dynamic balance. adventure Key Words: behaviour change; …

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Body & Soul

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Body & Soul is a health program developed for African American churches, and was developed in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the University of North Carolina, the University of Michigan, and the National Cancer Institute. It combined two previously …

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Brushing Up on Mouth Care Program

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The “Brushing Up on Mouth Care” program was implemented in three long-term care facilities for a period of 12-months (March 2010-March 2011). The program involved education and training for nursing staff and care providers, oral health toolkits and care cards …

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