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4-H Community All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Program

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In response to the high number of ATV fatalities reported in Alaska in 1982, the Alaska 4-H initiated an ATV safety program in collaboration with health officials, educators, and Honda Motor Company. In 1986, National 4-H council offered to expand …

A Million Messages

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The program provides developmentally appropriate, simple, and consistent injury prevention messages to families with children between 0-3 years of age in multiple health regions of Alberta. The messages are distributed by community health nurses, home visitors, and hospital staff as …

Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities

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The Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) Program is a community-based early intervention children’s program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. AHSUNC focuses on early childhood development (ECD) for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children …

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 …

Action Schools! BC

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Action Schools! BC is a multi-phase, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting physical activity and healthy eating in elementary schools (grades four to seven). Action Schools! BC provides an Action Model for targeting the school environment and involves families, teachers, principals and school …

Active & Safe Routes to School (Ontario)

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Safe Routes to School (SRTS) describes a community-based road safety program that aims to make a child’s journey to and from school safer. It may also encompass other goals such as reducing child pedestrian injuries, promoting safety, creating a cleaner …

Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES)

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CDC’s Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES) promotes walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities. It was developed in response to data from a variety of disciplines, including public health, urban design, and transportation planning. These data suggest characteristics …

Aerobic Exercise for Sedentary and Functionally Limited Adults

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The program is a specialized exercise intervention for older adults to enhance spinal flexibility and improve physical functioning. This intervention links to the Community Guide systematic review which found that individually-adapted health behavior change programs are effective in getting people …

Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence

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Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence (AVB) is a curriculum designed to prevent violence and inappropriate aggression among middle school youth (Grades 6 to 9), particularly those living in environments with high rates of exposure to …

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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