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

  • No Falls! No Fear! Falls Prevention Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks

    This program was a 2-year (1996-1997) health promotion project in Queensland, Australia, targeting healthy seniors living in their communities. The project goal was clearly stated: To reduce the number of falls, and resulting injuries, experienced by older community members, by …

  • Community Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) for Older Adults with Chronic Stroke

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Home
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    This community-based program aims to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, mobility, leg muscle strength, balance and hip bone mineral density (BMD) in people with stroke. Sessions are one hour, three times per week for 19 weeks.

  • Health Promoting Schools at the Kainai Board of Education

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Health Services
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Healthy Eating
    • Income and social status
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social environments

    The Kainai Board of Education and Ever Active Schools are working together to understand how to improve health and wellness among youth in the community. The project has led to daily physical activity opportunities within the high school, community-wide active …