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

  • North Karelia Project (NKP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • English
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environment

    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 …

  • Life skills, mathematical reasoning and critical thinking curriculum

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
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    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Canada
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    Objectives: This intervention is a school-based problem gambling prevention curriculum that focuses on the prevention of problem gambling awareness and self-monitoring skills, coping skills, and knowledge of the nature of random events. Population/setting: The intervention was implemented in Ontario, Canada. …

  • Ka’nisténhsera

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Ka’nisténhsera Teiakotíhsnie’s program is a culturally based support initiative founded on community strengths that has successfully improved the rates of breastfeeding in this population. Program. It has been operating in the First Nations community of Kahnesatake community since 1995. …