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

  • SmokeChange

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environment
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    SmokeChange is an intervention to reduce pregnant women’s exposure to smoking. A SmokeChange educator works with women and their families for up to one year to assist with making changes including smoking less, stopping smoking, and/or decreasing exposure to smoke …

  • The Forsyth County Cancer Screening Project (FoCaS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Income and social status
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Forsyth County Cancer Screening Project (FoCaS) was designed to improve beliefs, attitudes, and screening behaviors of women aged 40 years and over who resided in low-income housing communities in two North Carolina cities. In Phase 1, surveys were conducted …

  • Journey to Wellness (J2W)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Healthy child development
    • Injury Prevention
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    Journey to Wellness (J2W) is a 8 week school-based program for Aboriginal youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years aimed at supporting youth to develop healthy lifestyles while examining suicide risk and protective factors. Youth are engaged in …