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

  • Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Employment and working conditions
    • English
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Social environments
    • Workplace

    Intervention: The intervention was carried out between 2006 and 2008 at Dow Chemical Company, a large science and technology enterprise with sites in different US states. The intervention consisted of changing the workplace environment to increase employees’ level of physical …

  • Home Start

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Income and social status
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    Home–Start works with families who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties and who have at least one child of pre-school age (0-6). These families are offered emotional and practical, non-financial support in their homes by volunteers. The focus is …

  • Listening to One Another

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • wtt_ico
    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • English
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    Originally developed in the US, with moderately positive results, the Listening to One Another program for youth (aged 10-14 yrs.) and their families has been culturally adapted by First Nation partners. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has funded …