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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.

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The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

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Objective: The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (the “Ottawa Model”) is an application of the “5 A’s” approach to cessation, customized to the hospital setting. Population/Setting: This study evaluated the impact of implementing the Ottawa Model in 9 hospitals in …

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Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-up (ABC) Intervention

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The ABC intervention was designed to enhance sensitive, nurturing care and to decrease frightening behaviour among parents caring for infants (6 months to 2 years of age) who are at risk for neglect and/or maltreatment or who have experienced early …

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Early Risers

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A multi-component program for children aged 6-12 years who exhibit early adjustment difficulties (i.e., aggressive behaviour). The target of the program is to provide early intervention to mitigate later risky behaviours such as substance abuse. The program is delivered over …

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Switch Play

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INTERVENTION The experimental intervention took place over one school year (10 months) at low socioeconomic (SES) area schools in Australia. The primary aims were to prevent weight gain, reduce screen time, and maintain physical activity levels among ten-year-old students. Secondary …

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Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

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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 …

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North Karelia Project (NKP)

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The North Karelia Project (NKP) aimed to reduce high cardiovascular disease rates in adults by reducing serum cholesterol levels and saturated fat intake, and increasing vegetable, dietary fibre and polyunsaturated fat intake. The components of the intervention were general information …

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Step Test Exercise Prescription

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Exercise is recognized as an important part of promoting a healthy life style, but many physicians fail to prescribe exercise for their patients. The study was conducted in two phases; the first phase involved a 10-minute survey that was administered …

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