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

  • PATHS® Preschool/Kindergarten

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Organization
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    • Healthy child development
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    PATHS is a universal, teacher-taught social-emotional curriculum that is designed to improve children’s social competence and reduce problem behaviour. The PATHS program covers these five domains: self-control emotional understanding positive self-esteem relationships nterpersonal problem-solving skills. The PATHS program provides teachers …

  • Relapse Prevention for Postpartum Women

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    • Individual
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    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
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    This counselling intervention aims to prevent smoking cessation relapse in postpartum women. The woman receives a one-on-one counselling session with a nurse who learns about the woman’s smoking experiences and the individual context of her smoking cessation effort. The nurse …

  • Telephone Based Peer Support

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    • Canada
    • English
    • Home
    • Maternal and Infant Health
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Social Support Networks

    In this Ontario-based study, mothers who were within 2 weeks postpartum and were exhibiting beginning depressive symptomology received usual postpartum care plus telephone-based peer support from mothers who had previously experienced and recovered from postpartum depression. Peer volunteers provided emotional, …