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

  • Pacific Path Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • Canada
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    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The Pacific Path Program aims to reduce violence (physical, verbal, psychological) in our schools. This program for children from 4 years to 12 years, encourages the development of social skills in order to establish peaceful behaviour amoung youth. With the …

  • Sioux Lookout Fluoride Varnish Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Organization
    • Health Services
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health

    A randomized, controlled trial was conducted in the Sioux Lookout area, on 6 month to 5 year old Aboriginal children, to test the effectiveness of fluoride varnish along with oral health counseling, in reducing early childhood caries. The success of …

  • Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Community
    • Societal
    • Canada
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    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
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    • Social environments

    Seven elementary and one middle school in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, participated in a 3-year comprehensive program to address risk factors for diabetes – nutrition and physical activity levels. The program followed a community development approach that facilitated partnership …