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

  • Project EX-4

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    Project EX-4 is classroom-based smoking cessation and smoking prevention program for youth. It involves 8 sessions (45 minutes each) over a 6 week time period. It uses engaging and motivating activities to prevent, reduce, or stop smoking among adolescents. The …

  • Vitamin D supplement to reduce falls in elderly residents of long-term care facilities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Injury Prevention

    Vitamin D has been shown to have a positive effect on the reduction of falls in elderly populations, as well as reducing fractures due to falls. The optimal daily intake is under debate; the current recommended dose for those aged …

  • Drop the Pop

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Oral Health
    • School Nutrition Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    Drop the Pop is an annual, month-long pan-territorial school-based initiative that encourages youth to reduce their consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of healthy foods. Students create visual displays, participate in special activities, receive awards and incentives …