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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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Forsyth County Cancer Screening (FoCaS) Project (Forsyth County, NC)

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

Goal: The goal of the FoCaS Project is to improve breast and cervical cancer screening participation among low-income women.

HIV Big Deal (New York City)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases, Adults

Goal: HIV Big Deal seeks to promote safer sex practices among men who have sex with men via internet-based video drama.

Teen Outreach Program: Palm Beach (Boyton Beach, Florida/Palm Beach County, Florida)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health, Teens, Urban

Goal: To enable teens from disadvantaged circumstances to develop healthy behaviors, life skills, and a sense of purpose in order to prevent problem behaviors.

Building Organizational Capacity to Advance Health Equity (Davidson County, TN)

Filed under Good Idea, Government & Politics / Programs, Policies, & Laws, Racial/Ethnic Minorities

Goal: The mission of the Metro Public Health Department is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville.

Impact: Metro Public Health Department of Nashville/Davidson County has implemented department-wide strategies to address existing health inequities.

Heartsong (White Plains, NY)

Filed under Good Idea, Health, Families, Urban

Goal: Heartsong’s mission is to provide children with special needs and their families with clinically-based music and art therapy programs.

Project Health Education Awareness Research Team (HEART) (El Paso, TX)

Filed under Effective Practice, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke, Adults, Women, Men, Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Urban

Goal: The objective of Project HEART (Health Education Awareness Research Team) was to promote behavior changes to decrease cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in a high-risk Hispanic border population.

Sunday Streets (San Francisco, CA)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Wellness & Lifestyle, Children, Teens, Adults, Families, Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Urban

Goal: The goal of Sunday Streets is to provide safe, fun outdoor spaces in different neighborhoods across the city that encourage physical activity.

The Eyes Have It (New Orleans and Baton Rouge)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Children's Health, Children

Goal: The goal of The Eyes Have It is to provide free vision screening, examinations and free or discounted eyeglasses to children in Baton Rouge and New Orleans schools.