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

  • MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It!) Program – MEND 7-13

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    The MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do It!) Program is a community intervention aimed to empower families of overweight and obese children to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. This program combines all the elements known to be important when treating and …

  • Stop & Think

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home

    The Stop & Think program was designed to teach at-risk video lottery terminal (VLT) gamblers cognitive restructuring and problem-solving skills that may help to prevent the development of pathological gambling (PG). These skills were taught through a variety of methods …

  • Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre: Youth Achievement Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • wtt_ico
    • Community
    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • Canada
    • Culture
    • Employment and working conditions
    • English
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    This award-winning program started in 2000 with a mission to promote social change for Aboriginal youth through sports and recreation. Started in an urban Winnipeg neighbourhood, the program was expanded in 2008 to 3 northern First Nations communities. The Youth …