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

  • Strengthening Families for the Future

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    • Individual
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    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
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    Strengthening Families for the Future is a prevention program for families with children between the ages of seven and 11 who may be at risk for substance use problems, depression, violence, delinquency and school failure. Strengthening Families is effective because …

  • Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

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    • Individual
    • Societal
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    • Employment and working conditions
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments
    • Workplace

    INTERVENTION The intervention was carried out between 2006 and 2008 at Dow Chemistry Company, a large science and technology enterprise with sites in different US states. The intervention consisted of changing the workplace environment to increase employees’ level of physical …

  • Hobbema Community Cadet Corps

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    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
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    A program in Hobbema Alberta that focuses on enhancing positive factors and reducing risk factors in youth. The program was developed and is run by RCMP officers, using a developmental assets framework. The program involves meetings, involvement in community events …