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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Health Indicators

According to Health Canada, health indicators provide information on health care across the country and allow governments and the public to compare data, track changes, see progress and identify areas for improvement within the health care system. This topic contains health indicator frameworks and reports from a national, provincial/territorial and international perspective.

Upcoming Events

Social Return on Investment (SROI)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Eastern)
Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a framework for measuring and assigning a financial value to social and/or environmental outcomes that are otherwise not factored into traditional forms of return on investment analysis. The objective of SROI is to capture the full range of value created by a project’s activities, using monetary values to tell the story of social, environmental and economic outcomes. The Multi-sectoral Partnership to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease Program Right to Play – Play for Diabetes Prevention project will showcase its project and SROI results.

Featured Best Practices

  • 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...

  • 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...