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

  • Centering Pregnancy

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    • Maternal and Infant Health

    CenteringPregnancy is a model of group care that integrates health assessment, education, and support, into a unified program within a group setting. Adolescents with similar gestational ages meet together, learn care skills, participate in facilitated discussion, and develop a support …

  • Healing Species Violence Intervention and Compassion Education Program

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    Prevent and reduce violence and aggression in youth ages 9-14 through animal assisted teaching about identification and practice of prosocial behaviours.

  • Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program (AYMP)

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    • Education and literacy
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    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
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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 …