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

  • Youth Fit for Life

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    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
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    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    Youth Fit For Life is a 12-week after-school physical activity program for children aged 5-12 years who are already enrolled in some form of after-school care. The program is administered by trained after-school counselors with little or no prior experiment …

  • Positive Action

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • Individual
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    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Health Literacy
    • Healthy Eating
    • Home
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Oral Health
    • Physical Activity
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    Positive Action is a systematic educational program that promotes an intrinsic interest in learning and encourages cooperation among students. It works by teaching and reinforcing the intuitive philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions.

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

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
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    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy Eating
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Oral Health
    • Physical Activity

    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 …