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 …

  • Partnership for an Active Community Environment (PACE)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • Organization
    • PP-icon1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment

    The goal of the built environment intervention is to increase physical activity in a low-income African American neighbourhood. The intervention has two components (separated by railroad tracks and analyzed separately) in one neighbourhood: 1) a new six-block walking path; and …

  • Alice Springs Indigenous Family Wellbeing Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
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    • Community
    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • English

    Australian Indigenous family wellbeing Promotion of personal empowerment and resilience in Indigenous families. Aboriginal women represent three per cent of all women in Australia, yet they make up six times that amount in family violence victims. One woman in Melbourne …