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

  • Project Alert

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    Project ALERT is a school-based prevention program for middle or junior high school students. It focuses on preventing nonusers from experimenting with alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use and on preventing users from becoming more regular users or abusers. Based on …

  • Healthy Families America

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    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Maternal and Infant Health
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    • Social Support Networks

    Healthy Families America is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start by promoting positive parenting, enhancing child health and development, and preventing child abuse and neglect. Healthy Families …

  • Kahnawake School Diabetes Prevention Project (QB)

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    • Health Literacy
    • Physical Activity
    • Social environments

    Community university partnership- school-based diabetes prevention program for 6-11 year olds; running since 1994; curriculum based health programming (10 -45 minute lessons per grade) for grades 1-6 along with supplementary community-wide activities. Key Words: primary prevention; non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus; …