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

  • Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Community
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Health Services
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Canada
    • Education and literacy
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Social Support Networks

    The curriculum guide provides a complete set of educational tools to increase understanding of mental health and mental disorders among both students and teachers.

  • VON SMART In-home and Group Functional Fitness Programs

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Individual
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    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • English
    • Home
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Social Support Networks

    The goal of the VON Initiative was to develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative community-based continuum model of physical activity interventions to reach community-dwelling, isolated, home-bound, non-participating seniors. The purpose of this project was to evaluate delivery of volunteer-led community-based …

  • Journey to Wellness (J2W)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    Journey to Wellness (J2W) is an 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 …