Interventions

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.

Featured Interventions

  • The STAR-Caregivers (STAR-C) Program

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    Community consultants are taught behavioral problem-solving strategies, and they, in turn, train family members to use these strategies to reduce depression and anxiety in the person with dementia. Consultants conduct eight weekly sessions in the participant’s own home for more …

  • Food Skills for Family

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    • Education and literacy
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    • Food Security
    • Health Literacy
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
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    The Canadian Diabetes Association Food Skills for Families program teaches healthy eating and cooking skills with a focus on reaching Aboriginal, new immigrant, Punjabi and low income families, and most recently seniors, throughout British Columbia (BC). Food Skills for Families …

  • Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom Project

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    Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom project is a culture-based crime prevention program in the communities of Fort McPherson and Aklavik, Northwest Territories. The project is designed for Aboriginal children aged 6 to 12, living in remote northern communities. It was designed to …