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 Forsyth County Cancer Screening Project (FoCaS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Income and social status
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Forsyth County Cancer Screening Project (FoCaS) was designed to improve beliefs, attitudes, and screening behaviors of women aged 40 years and over who resided in low-income housing communities in two North Carolina cities. In Phase 1, surveys were conducted …

  • 4-H Community All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

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

    In response to the high number of ATV fatalities reported in Alaska in 1982, the Alaska 4-H initiated an ATV safety program in collaboration with health officials, educators, and Honda Motor Company. In 1986, National 4-H council offered to expand …

  • Stop & Think!

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Stop & Think! program aims to change the way that at-risk video lottery terminal (VLT) gamblers think about gambling and the odds of winning. The intervention uses cognitive restructuring and teaches problem-solving skills that help prevent the development of …