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

  • Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Employment and working conditions
    • English
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Social environments
    • Workplace

    Intervention: The intervention was carried out between 2006 and 2008 at Dow Chemical Company, a large science and technology enterprise with sites in different US states. The intervention consisted of changing the workplace environment to increase employees’ level of physical …

  • Finding Balance

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    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Care Setting
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    A social marketing campaign to increase awareness of falls prevention among seniors with a supportive network and tools for multidisciplinary practitioners.

  • Nimi Icinohabi Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
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    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Canada
    • Culture
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • English
    • Income and social status
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    This is an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program for Aboriginal children and youth (grades 3-9) reviewed and adapted by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation to ensure that it incorporated their cultural beliefs, values, language, and visual images. The adapted program …