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.

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  • Al’s Pals

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    Al’s Pals is a resilience-based early childhood curriculum and teacher training program that develops social-emotional skills, self-control, problem-solving abilities, and healthy decision-making in children ages 3-8 years old. The program is designed to: Help young children regulate their own feelings …

  • Kindergarten oral health promotion program

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    This kindergarten oral health promotion program has been set up to improve children’s environment to foster oral health. Specifically, the program is aimed at promoting tooth brushing among children from disadvantaged areas within kindergartens in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Oral health education …

  • Maskwacis Life Skills Training

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    The Maskwacis is a cultural adaptation of the Life Skills Training developed by Dr. G Botvin at Cornell University Centre for Prevention Research. This adapted school based program is delivered to elementary students (grades 3 to 5) and junior high …