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

  • Roots of Empathy

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    • Organization
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    • Healthy child development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
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    Roots of Empathy (ROE) is evidence-based classroom program designed to reduce levels of aggression and violence among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the curriculum is an infant whose success is entirely dependent …

  • Born equal – Growing Healthy

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    • Canada
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Female
    • Health Literacy
    • Healthy child development
    • Income and social status
    • Maternal and Infant Health
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    An integrated pre- and postnatal programme. It includes many targets, from the individual to comprehensive environment, and requires three intervention strategies: potential individual reinforcement, reinforcement of the environment and influence (political or media activity). Finally, it targets the whole set …

  • Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Greenhouse & Farm (YK)

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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment

    The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nations started this community garden project in 2000. The garden produces fresh foods which are distributed within community with priority given to members with diabetes, pregnant and nursing mothers, and a local school. The program …