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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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Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

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…velopment (creating ‘health ambassadors’) to increase commitment for engaging workers in embracing an overall workplace wellness ‘culture’. This approach included aligning business objectives with employee health objectives. Environmental intervention were “guided by the following principles: use components that are evidence-based, inexpensive, and can be broadly applied and sustained in a variety of work settings” (Goetzel, 2009, p.5). The…

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Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

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…is formed on the basis of five core positive-parenting principles that address specific risk and protective factors known to predict positive developmental and mental health outcomes in children: ensuring a safe and engaging environment creating a positive learning environment using assertive discipline having realistic expectations taking care of oneself as a parent These five principles translate into 35 specific strategies and parenting…

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TO KEEP – North Karelia Project (NKP)

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…fat intake, and increasing vegetable, dietary fibre and polyunsaturated fat intake. The components of the intervention were general information to the public regarding the dietary recommendations, services organization, and environmental changes. The intervention included passing legislation banning tobacco advertising, the introduction of low-fat dairy and vegetable oil products, changes in farmers’ payment schemes, and incentives for…

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Al’s Pals

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…s 3-8 years old. The program is designed to: Help young children regulate their own feelings and behaviour, allowing educators more time for creative teaching by reducing the need for discipline Create and maintain classroom environments of caring, cooperation, respect, and responsibility Teach conflict resolution and peaceful problem-solving Promote appreciation of differences and positive social relationships Prevent and addresses bullying…

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PeaceBuilders

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…f the principles is taught by instructional staff in monthly installments. PeaceBuilders principles are prominently displayed throughout the school, and daily rituals are introduced to foster a sense of belonging and provide environmental prompts for positive behavior. Between activities, staff actively monitor hot spots such as lunchrooms and hallways, praising prosocial behavior. A large scale, cluster randomised controlled evaluation measured…

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WITS Primary Program

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The WITS Primary Program brings together schools, families, children, and ommunities to prevent bullying and peer victimization. The program aims to create responsive environments that support schools, classrooms, communities and families in creating safe and happy places for children to learn and grow. The WITS Program, directed at children in Kindergarten to Grade 3, encourages children to make safe and positive choices when faced with peer…

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Zippy’s Friends

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…ve coping skills. It is designed to help all children, not just those who have difficulties or who are considered to be at risk. Zippy’s Friends usually runs for 24 weeks, with one 45-minute session each week. The program is built around a set of six stories. Zippy is a stick insect and his friends are a group of young children, and the stories show them confronting issues that are familiar to young children – friendship, communication,…

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Caring Dads: Helping Fathers Value their Children Program

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The Caring Dads program targets the needs of fathers who are abusive or at risk of being abusive. This 17 week group intervention aims to: increase men’s awareness of the impact of coercive, shaming and under-involved behaviour on children; enhance fathers’ motivation to change; reduce attitudes and perceptions that support maltreatment of children; and improve father-child relationships. It also aims to reduce men’s…

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Early Risers

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A multi-component program for children aged 6-12 years who exhibit early adjustment difficulties (i.e., aggressive behaviour). The target of the program is to provide early intervention to mitigate later risky behaviours such as substance abuse. The program is delivered over several weeks and facilitated by trained professionals. Program options are available to parents and children during the summer and school year. For children, activities…

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Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide

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The curriculum guide provides a complete set of educational tools to increase understanding of mental health and mental disorders among both students and teachers.

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