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

  • Family Talk

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Social Support Networks

    The Family Talk preventive intervention is a strength-based, family-focused program targeting families in which one or both parents have depression. Children of parents with mood disorders are two to four times more likely to develop mood disorders themselves, relative to …

  • Together Facing the Challenge

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • Community
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks

    The intervention, Together Facing the Challenge, was built on a combination of practice-based elements from a prior descriptive study of treatment foster care (TFC) and selected elements from Chamberlain’s evidence-based model (multidimensional treatment foster care) to fill conspicuous gaps in …

  • Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • wtt_ico
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Canada
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom project is a culture-based crime prevention program in the communities of Fort McPherson and Aklavik, Northwest Territories. The project is designed for Aboriginal children aged 6 to 12, living in remote northern communities. It was designed to …