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

  • SNAP® (Stop Now And Plan) Model Programs

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    SNAP® is an evidence-based, gender specific, manualized, multi-component cognitive behavioral program for at-risk children age 6 to 11 with serious disruptive behaviour concerns (aggression, rule-breaking, and conduct problems) and their families. SNAP focuses on teaching children (and their parents/caregivers) emotion …

  • Revised Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food Packages

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    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention

    The WIC (1974; piloted in 1972) is a U.S. federal program that provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five. In October …

  • Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment Camp, Nunavut

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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    A summer camp program developed by the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre out of 1.5 year consultation process with youth, parents, community members and teachers in Nunavut. This 10-day land and community-based camp focuses on fostering wellness, positive Inuit identity, community-building …