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

  • Tar Wars

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    Tar Wars is a school-based prevention education program, offered through the American Academy of Family Physicians, that targets students in grades 4 and 5 to prevent tobacco use. The program focuses on prevention through 3 main activities: a pre-activity by …

  • Healthy Start (Oregon)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    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 …

  • Step Test Exercise Prescription (STEP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Health Services
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    Exercise is recognized as an important part of promoting a healthy life style, but many physicians fail to prescribe exercise for their patients. The study was conducted in two phases; the first phase involved a 10-minute survey that was administered …