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

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) Yuma County

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • daycare
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments

    NAP SACC – Yuma County was an adaptation of the original NAP SACC program developed by the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The NAP SACC program addressed the policies, practices and environmental characteristics of …

  • Mailed Reminder for Appointment Keeping for Colonoscopy Screening

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Organization
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
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    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy

    In an effort to reduce non-adherence to screening colonoscopy, the referring physician’s office mails patients a one-page, two-sided brochure shortly after they receive referrals for a colonoscopy procedure. This program is an example of Client reminder interventions and small media …

  • Motherisk

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
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    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Canada
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    The Motherisk program was founded in 1985 at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The program counsels pregnant women and health professionals on teratogens (substances that are harmful to embryos and fetuses), conducts large-scale laboratory and clinical research, and …