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 / Substance Abuse, Children, Teens

Goal: The goal of this program is to reduce public health and safety problems related to U.S. teen & binge drinking in Mexico.

Impact: With IPS leadership, there was a reduction in youth nighttime crashes by 45% and 37% fewer nighttime crossers with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Children, Teens, Urban

Goal: To decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in Boston public schools.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Education / Student Performance K-12

Goal: The goal of this program is to improve the educational performance of economically disadvantaged adolescents.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse

Goal: The aims of the BASICS program are 1) to reduce alcohol consumption and its adverse consequences, 2) to promote healthier choices among young adults, and 3) to provide important information and coping skills for risk reduction.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Social Environment / Family Structure

Goal: The goal of BSFT is to improve a youth's behavior problems by improving family interactions that are presumed to be directly related to the child's symptoms, thus reducing risk factors and strengthening protective factors for adolescent drug abuse and other conduct problems.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Elderly

Goal: The goal of this program is to increase safety belt use among senior drivers.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children, Urban

Goal: BELL exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced, urban communities.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Children, Adults, Families, Racial/Ethnic Minorities

Goal: The objective of the California 5 a Day Campaign is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among Latinos through media and community involvement.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Prevention & Safety, Adults, Rural

Goal: The goal of the Cardiovascular Risk Management by Community Pharmacists program is to reduce cardiovascular risk factors through pharmacist provided case management.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Education / School Environment

Goal: The goal of the Caring School Community program is to build classroom and school communities in order to support learning, academic success, positive relationships and character formation.

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