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

  • Communities That Care

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    Communities That Care (CTC) is a risk-and-protection-based system that enables local communities to engage in multi-level, multi-sectorial prevention planning and implement evidence-based programs. Communities are empowered to use data on community levels of risk and protection as diagnostic information to …

  • DeStress for Success Program©

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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    DeStress for success© is a school-based education program developed according to the current state of knowledge on stress in psychoneuroendocrinology to decrease cortisol levels and/or depressive symptoms in adolescents making the transition to high school. A total of 504 adolescents …

  • Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program (AYMP)

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    • Social environments
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The AYMP is a 90 minute once per week after-school, peer led, health promotion program based on multi-age mentoring of children aged 10 years by grades 7 through grade 12 students to reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The …