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

  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
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    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Canada
    • Education and literacy
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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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 …

  • Coping with Stress Course

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    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    The Coping With Stress (CWS) Course is a psychoeducational, cognitive-behavioral intervention for the prevention of unipolar depression in high school adolescents who have an increased risk of depression. It is not meant to be a treatment for active episodes of …

  • Nunavik Childcare Centre Nutrition Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
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    • Individual
    • Societal
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    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Canada
    • Culture
    • daycare
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating

    This nutrition program developed by community-based registered dieticians is based in 14 child care centres in Nunavik. The program was developed to address high rates of anemia and improve nutrition among children in daycare. Daycare meal plans are developed based …