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

  • Project WISE

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    Project WISE uses up to four 15-minute motivationally enhanced phone counselling sessions with women smokers who have had an abnormal Pap test or colposcopy, regardless of their intent to quit smoking. The telephone calls are conducted by counsellors trained in …

  • Healthy Start (Oregon)

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    Healthy Start is a voluntary family support and parent education home visiting program. Healthy Start offers all first-time families, around the time their baby is born, free screening and information. Parents receive information on topics like child development, infant care …

  • Kahnawake School Diabetes Prevention Project (QB)

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    Community university partnership- school-based diabetes prevention program for 6-11 year olds; running since 1994; curriculum based health programming (10 -45 minute lessons per grade) for grades 1-6 along with supplementary community-wide activities. Key Words: primary prevention; non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus; …