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:

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    • 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
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    • 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 …

  • Moving to Opportunity (MTO)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • Organization
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    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical environment

    MTO is a 10-year research demonstration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that combines tenant-based rental assistance with housing counseling to help very low-income families move from poverty-stricken urban areas to low-poverty neighborhoods, to better understand the …

  • Kahnawake School Diabetes Prevention Project (QB)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Health Literacy
    • Healthy child development
    • Income and social status
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    Community university partnership- school-based diabetes prevention program for 6-11 year olds; running since 1994; curriculum based health programming (10 -45 minute lessons per grade) for grades 1-6 along with supplementary community-wide activities.