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

  • Families and Schools Together (F&ST)

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    • Healthy child development
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    • Social Support Networks

    Families & Schools Together (F&ST, pronounced FAST) is a group-based family program that strengthens the parent–child bond, family functioning and family social networks and thus reduces children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. The program has a general and a targeted approach: …

  • Period of Purple Crying

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    • Health Care Setting
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    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Period of PURPLE Crying® (PURPLE) program provides parents and caregivers with information on the association between crying and shaken baby syndrome. The program aims to educate parents about the dangers of shaking their babies and the importance of sharing …

  • Caring for the Circle Within: Jackson Lake Land Based Healing Program for Women

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    Caring for the Circle Within is a residential land based healing program that blends Western clinical and First Nations healing approaches to support adults who are dealing with the impact of trauma (typically intergenerational trauma as a result of residential …