Best Practices

The Office of Interagency Prevention Systems is committed to assisting local communities in providing high quality coordinated prevention and intervention services for the state's children and youth. This includes enhancing local capacity by implementing effective strategies and practices - or 'Best Practices' - to better serve the needs of children and youth. Programs that rely on such strategies and practices are also frequently referred to as 'model,' 'evidence-based,' 'science-based,' and/or 'blueprint' programs.

The purpose of this website is to aggregate and translate information on Best Practices for prevention and intervention strategies, programs and interventions that improve child, youth and maternal health outcomes. This includes researching, reviewing and summarizing current literature and web resources on Best Practices and making them available in one place.




Eating Disorders

Low Birth Weight  


Safe Drug Free Schools

Alcohol Prevention

Falls Prevention Playground Safety

Maternal and Child Health Planning

School Dropout Prevention



Firearm Safety

Mental Health

School Health Service


Foster Care


School-based Health Centers

Child Abuse Prevention

HIV/STD Prevention

Motor Vehicle Injury

Suicide Prevention

Child Care Health & Safety

Home Visitation

Newborn Screening

Sun Safety

Children Special Needs



Tobacco Use Prevention

Community Development


Oral Health

Violence and Crime Prevention

Culture Competence

Infant Mortality

Physical Activity

Vision Screening

Drug Use

Injury Prevention

Positive Youth Development

Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Youth Sexual Health