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

  • Early Risers

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    A multi-component program for children aged 6-12 years who exhibit early adjustment difficulties (i.e., aggressive behaviour). The target of the program is to provide early intervention to mitigate later risky behaviours such as substance abuse. The program is delivered over …

  • Adolescent Parenting Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Employment and working conditions
    • English
    • Female
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    The Adolescent Parenting Program assists local agencies and social services departments in strengthening preventative services to first-time pregnant and parenting adolescents. The program aims to increase self-sufficiency among pregnant adolescents as well as increase the developmental outcomes of children. The …

  • Journey to Wellness (J2W)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    Journey to Wellness (J2W) is an 8 week school-based program for Aboriginal youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years aimed at supporting youth to develop healthy lifestyles while examining suicide risk and protective factors. Youth are engaged in …