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

  • Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
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    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Employment and working conditions
    • English
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Social environments
    • Workplace

    Intervention: The intervention was carried out between 2006 and 2008 at Dow Chemical Company, a large science and technology enterprise with sites in different US states. The intervention consisted of changing the workplace environment to increase employees’ level of physical …

  • Advanced Caregiver Training (ACT)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
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    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention

    ACT was designed to target problem behaviors identified by caregivers as most troublesome and provide strategies to manage them effectively. ACT conceptualized problem behaviors as a consequence of interacting factors reflecting three domains: patient based (unmet needs, discomfort or pain, …

  • The Purple Tongue project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
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    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
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    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    To improve wild berry consumption, distribution and availability throughout the year To propose local healthy alternatives to soft drinks and snacks To stimulate youth empowerment and employment School based program with the objectives of improving wild berry consumption, distribution and …