Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases provides information on public health approaches to preventing identified diseases.

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Best Practices

Best practices provides access to a searchable database on effective health promotion and chronic disease prevention interventions.

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Resources provides access to information and tools to help you with evidence-informed decision-making and program planning.

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Public Health Topics

Public health topics provides information on surveillance, strategies, program guidelines and links to effective interventions on identified health issues.

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Policy Issues

Policy issues provides an overview of key documents in Canadian and international public health policy as well as links to policy resources and instruments.

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Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Best Practices Portal


Welcome to the Canadian Best Practices Portal

This Portal provides a consolidated one-stop shop for busy health professionals and public health decision-makers. It is a compilation of multiple sources of trusted and credible information. The Portal links to resources and solutions to plan programs for promoting health and preventing diseases for populations and communities.

Members of the general public will find useful health promotion information including food and nutrition guidance, and consumer product and safety information at

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Public Health Competencies

In 2007, the Public Health Agency of Canada identified 36 core competencies considered fundamental to building and maintaining a strong and knowledgeable public health workforce.
Taken together, the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada form the basis for effective public health practice.

The resources and examples in the Portal resource Public Health Competencies will benefit frontline health workers, administrators, specialists and organizations wishing to develop new skills and/or expand existing expertise.

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An Integrated Approach to Preventive Public Health Interventions: From biology to implementation.
December 2, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Featured Best Practices

  • Health Equity

    Health equity refers to the absence of avoidable or modifiable differences in health among populations or groups defined socially, economically, or geographically. These measurable health differences arise from underlying levels of social advantage/disadvantage, show a consistent pattern across the population, and are considered to be unfair.

  • Preventing Violence

    The Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) has systematically reviewed violence prevention programs from around the world to identify 38 effective interventions...