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

  • Roots of Empathy

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    • Organization
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    • Healthy child development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
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    Roots of Empathy (ROE) is evidence-based classroom program designed to reduce levels of aggression and violence among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the curriculum is an infant whose success is entirely dependent …

  • Alice Springs Indigenous Family Wellbeing Program

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    • Community
    • Societal
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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
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    Life expectancy for indigenous Australians is approximately 20 years less than that of other Australians, and endemic family violence is a causal factor. The Alice Springs Indigenous Family Wellbeing Program (FWP) aims to increase personal empowerment in order to improve …

  • Drop the Pop

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    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Oral Health
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    Drop the Pop is an annual, month-long pan-territorial school-based iniaitiave that encourages youth to reduce their consumption of -sugar sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of healthy foods. Students create visual displays, particpate in special activities, receive awards and incentives …