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

  • Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

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

    Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom project is a culture-based crime prevention program in the communities of Fort McPherson and Aklavik, Northwest Territories. The project is designed for Aboriginal children aged 6 to 12, living in remote northern communities. It was designed to …

  • Period of Purple Crying

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • 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 …

  • Behavior change program to increase physical activity.

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    An 8-week behaviour change program, based on Canada’s Physical Activity Guide and Handbook to Healthy Active Living for Older Adults, to elicit physical health benefits of increased lower body strength, endurance, flexibility and agility/dynamic balance. adventure Key Words: behaviour change; …