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

  • It Ain’t Brain Surgery

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    It Ain’t Brain Surgery program was founded in 1998 in Denver Colorado in response to the increasing number of brain injuries resulting from skiing and snowboarding. The aim of the program was to increase helmet use among skiers and snowboarders. …

  • SLÍ NA SLÁINTE/Paths to Health

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Community
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environment

    The Slí na Sláinte or ‘paths to health’ initiative was developed by the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) in association with Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships. Bright signposts mark walking routes at kilometre intervals. Along with walking routes, the …

  • Latrobe Safe Communities: Latrobe Valley Better Health Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Societal
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The project is based upon a successful Swedish model implemented during the 1980s. It targets home, playground and sports injuries, and alcohol misuse among youth. Using a community intervention approach, the primary aim is to prevent injuries by reducing hazards …