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

  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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    • Individual
    • Canada
    • Education and literacy
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    • Social Support Networks

    The ASIST workshop is 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, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth …

  • Steps to Respect

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    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
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    • Healthy child development
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program is an effective tool that educators can use to decrease bullying at school and help students build more supportive relationships with each other. The program’s dual focus on bullying and friendship is based …

  • Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment Camp, Nunavut

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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
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    • Social Support Networks

    A summer camp program developed out of 1.5 year consultation process with youth, parents community members and teachers in Nunavut. This 10-day land and community-based camp focuses on fostering wellness, positive Inuit identity, community-building and skill-building.