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

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 Health.

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Built Environment and Active Transportation

The built environment can influence many public health issues such as physical activity, healthy eating, mental health, injury prevention, and health equity. In addition, it can help, or hinder, active transportation opportunities. Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation – walking, cycling, and wheelchair use, in-line skating or skateboarding.

The Built Environment and Active Transportation Public Health Topic is intended to support efforts to improve our physical surroundings by providing multi-sectorial professionals with a compilation of International, National and Provincial/Territorial level data, strategies and guidance.

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...

  • Maternal and Infant Health

    The health of mothers and their infants intertwine from preconception to the postpartum period. Ideal maternal and infant health results in a full-term pregnancy and a postpartum period that supports the needs of both mother and child. Read more on successful interventions to promote maternal/infant health...