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

  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
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    • Canada
    • Education and literacy
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    Objective: The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (the “Ottawa Model”) is an application of the “5 A’s” approach to cessation, customized to the hospital setting. Population/Setting: This study evaluated the impact of implementing the Ottawa Model in 9 hospitals in …

  • Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports

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    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Injury Prevention

    “Heads up” is a comprehensive concussion information toolkit on concussion prevention in high schools. The intervention is targeted to high school sports coaches and was developed by the US Center for Deceased Control and Prevention (CDC). Pilot and evaluation studies …

  • Family Spirit

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
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    • Individual
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    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • English
    • Healthy child development
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    Family Spirit® is a culturally tailored home-visiting program developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health to promote optimal health and wellbeing of American Indian teenage mothers and their children. The program combines the use of paraprofessionals from …