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

  • Targeted Mailing: Increasing Mammogram Screening Among the Elderly

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
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    • Culture
    • Female
    • Home

    The program uses a targeted mail intervention to increase awareness about the Medicare mammography reimbursement benefit and other low-cost screening options for diverse racial/ethnic groups of elderly women. The program seeks to address the question of whether elderly women will …

  • Roundabouts

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environment

    Roundabouts are used moderately throughout Europe and Asia as a form of intersection control. Although roundabouts have been used in other countries for a number of years, they have only recently received attention in North America. Research has proven that …

  • Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Greenhouse & Farm (YK)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment

    The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nations started this community garden project in 2000. The garden produces fresh foods which are distributed within community with priority given to members with diabetes, pregnant and nursing mothers, and a local school. The program …