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

  • RespectED: It’s Not Your Fault

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
    • Injury Prevention
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    • Secondary School Icon 1

    It’s Not Your Fault, which has been around since 1984, explores why abuse and neglect occur and where youth can go for help. It is a 2 – 22 hour program to help young people, aged 12 and older, identify …

  • Switch Play

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy child development
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    INTERVENTION The experimental intervention took place over one school year (10 months) at low SES schools in Australia. The primary aims were to prevent weight gain, reduce screen time, and maintain physical activity levels among ten-year-old students. Secondary objectives were …

  • Communities that Care

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Community
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    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    Communities That Care (CTC) is a risk-and-protection-based system that enables local communities to engage in multi-level, multi-sectoral prevention planning and implement evidence-based programs. The purpose of CTC is to prevent common youth problems (substance abuse, delinquency, violence, teen pregnancy, school …