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

  • KiVa Antibullying Program

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    The Finnish ministry of education has funded the development and evaluation of a new national antibullying program, KiVa (an acronym for Kiusaamista Vastaan, “against bullying”) since 2006. The program has been developed and initially evaluated in the University of Turku, …

  • Pool Cool

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    • Individual
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environment
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Sun Safety

    Pool Cool aims to increase sun-protection habits in parents, swimming instructors and children. Its main objective is to increase awareness, motivation, and sun protection practices among children ages 5-10 who take swimming lessons, their parents, aquatics staff, and other pool …

  • A Million Messages

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    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • Maternal and Infant Health

    The program provides developmentally appropriate, simple, and consistent injury prevention messages to families with children between 0-3 years of age in multiple health regions of Alberta. The messages are distributed by community health nurses, home visitors, and hospital staff as …