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

  • Five-a-Day for Better Health

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    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Healthy Eating
    • Workplace

    The National Cancer Institute’s 5-a-Day for Better Health Program is aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in America to at least five servings of fruits and/or vegetables on a daily basis. The 5-a-Day for Better Health Program was created …

  • Project Northland

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    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    Project Northland is a multilevel intervention conducted in 24 school districts and adjacent communities in northeastern Minnesota beginning 1991. The intervention targeted the class of 1998 (sixth-grade students in 1991) and was been implemented for 3 school years (1991 to …

  • Take A Kid Trapping/Harvesting

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    • Culture
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
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    A land based program established in 2002 aims to provide Aboriginal school aged children with opportunities to participate in food harvesting activities and other traditional skills. The program is based on a need for younger generations to learn about and …