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

  • TD Think First for Kids

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    • Injury Prevention

    Think First for Kids is a 6-week comprehensive brain and spinal cord injury prevention program for children in grades 1, 2, and 3. The original program has been extended to grades K to 8 and includes developmentally appropriate classroom interactions …

  • Body & Soul

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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
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    Body & Soul is a health program developed for African American churches, and was developed in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the University of North Carolina, the University of Michigan, and the National Cancer Institute. It combined two previously …

  • Reclaiming Our Ancestral Footsteps

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    A mental health promotion project for Mi’kmaq and Maliseet youth in Elsipogtog (Big Cove) First Nation in New Brunswick. It is a National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) project that consists of culture camps for youth 16-18 to learn …