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

  • Nurse-Family Partnership

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    Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a prenatal and infancy nurse home visitation program that aims to improve the health, well-being, and self-sufficiency of low-income, first-time parents and their children. NFP was founded on concepts of human ecology, self-efficacy, and human attachment. …

  • Walk-in to Work-out

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    Walk in to Work Out is a self-help intervention to promote active commuting among employees that was conducted at two large and one medium sized public sector organizations in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Methods: Randomised controlled trial. The intervention …

  • Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program (AYMP)

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    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 …