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

  • Incredible Years

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Health Care Setting
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Mental Health Icon 2

    The Incredible Years: Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series is a comprehensive set of curricula designed to promote social competence and prevent, reduce, and treat aggression and related conduct problems in babies, toddlers, young children, and school-aged children. The interventions …

  • Violence Intervention Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Health Care Setting
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that a hospital-based violence intervention program can help break the cycle of violence and violent crimes that often lead to traumatic injuries. The foundation to develop Violence Intervention Program …

  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation program is a hospital-based intervention intended to identify and treat tobacco users. It takes advantage of the increased receptivity to smoking cessation interventions that hospitalization may evoke in the patients. This innovative strategy was …