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

  • The Basic Shelf Experience

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Social Support Networks

    The Basic Shelf Experience was offered through Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health in Kingston, Ontario. The program was designed to improve participants’ ability to feed themselves and their families by making better use of their food …

  • Pool Cool

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • 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 …

  • SNAP® Girls

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Community
    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy child development
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    The SNAP® Girls is a specialized, family-focused program for young girls 6-11 years of age. All admitted children have behaviour problems that place them in the top two percent of children of similar age and gender, and/or have had recent …