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
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • 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 …

  • Brushing Up on Mouth Care Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Societal
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health

    The “Brushing Up on Mouth Care” program was implemented in three long-term care facilities for a period of 12-months (March 2010-March 2011). The program involved education and training for nursing staff and care providers, oral health toolkits and care cards …

  • Mailed Reminder for Appointment Keeping for Colonoscopy Screening

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Organization
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy

    In an effort to reduce non-adherence to screening colonoscopy, the referring physician’s office mails patients a one-page, two-sided brochure shortly after they receive referrals for a colonoscopy procedure. This program is an example of Client reminder interventions and small media …