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

  • Infant Health and Development Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
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    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
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    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Maternal and Infant Health
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    The Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP) was designed to reduce the developmental and health problems of low birth weight (2500 grams or less), premature infants (born after 37 or fewer weeks of gestation). Between birth of a premature child …

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Education and literacy
    • Health Care Setting
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    • Workplace

    The ASIST workshop is a two day training program for professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST participants include mental health professionals, nurses, …

  • Nunavik Childcare Centre Nutrition Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
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    • Individual
    • Societal
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    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Canada
    • Culture
    • daycare
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating

    This nutrition program developed by community-based registered dieticians is based in 14 child care centres in Nunavik. The program was developed to address high rates of anemia and improve nutrition among children in daycare. Daycare meal plans are developed based …