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:

    • Best Practices
    • 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. …

  • Mailed Reminder for Appointment Keeping for Colonoscopy Screening

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Organization
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy

    In an effort to reduce non-adherence to screening colonoscopy, the referring physician’s office mails patients a one-page, two-sided brochure shortly after they receive referrals for a colonoscopy procedure. This program is an example of Client reminder interventions and small media …

  • The Boston Gun Project: Operation Ceasefire

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Community
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    Operation Ceasefire is part of a collaborative, comprehensive strategy to address Boston’s escalating rates of violent crime. It is a systematic, city-wide operation, which utilizes a repertoire of state and federal powers to intervene and prevent youth gang members from …