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

  • Good Behavior Game

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    The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom-based behaviour management strategy for elementary school that teachers use along with a school’s standard instructional curricula. GBG uses a classroom-wide game format using teams and rewards to socialize children to the role …

  • The Parent Child Home Program

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    The Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) uses the parent-child bond to facilitate verbal interactions between parents and children that focus on books and toys introduced into the home. The program aims to work with abusive, neglectful, and at-risk parents by …

  • Community-based communication strategies to promote infant iron nutrition in Northern Canada

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    This study examines effective communication strategies to promote iron nutrition for infants at risk for iron deficiency anemia in northern Aboriginal communities. Radio ads were found to be the most successful communication modality in terms of reach and exposure. Sales …