Promising Practices

The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.

The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
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Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Children's Health, Children

Goal: The goal of the Be Active Kids program is to promote healthy lifestyles and good healthy by giving young children the tools they need to develop positive physical activity and nutrition habits.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Family Planning, Teens, Racial/Ethnic Minorities

Goal: The goals of this intervention include: increasing information and skills to make sound choices, increasing abstinence, and eliminating or reducing sex risk behaviors.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse

Goal: The goal of Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is to improve success rates for treatment of alcoholism and drug abuse by involving intimate partners in the treatment process.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Women's Health, Women, Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Urban

Goal: The goal of the study was to prevent STDs in high-risk minority women through three culture-specific small group education and counseling sessions, delivered over time.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Other Chronic Diseases, Adults, Elderly

Goal: Better Choices, Better HealthTM gives people with chronic conditions the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their heath, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Women's Health, Women

Goal: The goal of the BetterU intervention is to increase knowledge of heart disease, increase physical activity, and improve nutrition among women aged 25 years and older.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Diabetes, Children, Families, Racial/Ethnic Minorities

Goal: The objectives of Bienestar are to decrease dietary saturated fat intake, increase dietary fiber intake, and increase physical activity among low-income Mexican-American elementary and middle school children.

Impact: Statistically significant increases fitness scores and dietary fiber intakes levels among low-income, Mexican-American fourth-graders. A second randomized control trial conducted from 6th to 8th grade showed reductions in various indexes of adiposity.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Older Adults & Aging, Elderly, Urban

Goal: The goal of Bingocize is to improve mobility, balance, and ADL's in older adult populations.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Cancer, Children, Families

Goal: The intervention aims to improve sun protection practices among day care and preschool staff in the daily care of the children. Other goals of the intervention was to improve the sun protection of children by their parents and to educate children about sun protection.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke, Rural

Goal: The goal of the Bootheel Heart Health Project was to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and decrease morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disease.

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