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

  • 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 …

  • Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices

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    • Individual
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    • daycare
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    • Healthy child development
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    Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices is an early-childhood prevention program designed to promote social and emotional competence in children ages 3 to 8 by enhancing teachers’ abilities to create nurturing classroom environments and to foster children’s development of resilience-related …

  • Okichitaw Indigenous Martial Arts Program

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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Physical Activity
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Social Support Networks

    A culturally based and developed martial arts program offered to urban Aboriginal adults since 1997. The program, developed by a George Lépine, is based on Cree combat manoeuvres. The Okichitaw aims to empower students and strengthen mental and physical strength.