Best Practices

The Best Practices Section of the Portal is a searchable list of chronic disease prevention and health promotion interventions which provides program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to successful public health programs, interventions and policies that have been evaluated and have the potential to be adapted and used.

Featured Best Practices

  • Group Exercise Programs for Long-Term Care Homes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    The Functional Fitness for Long Term Care Program was designed to maintain range of motion, improve strength, balance, flexibility, mobility and function of older adults. It is tailored to meet the needs of both high and low mobility residents. Classes …

  • Well-rounded exercise program (WREP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    The well-rounded exercise program (WREP) is a 6 month, twice weekly, program consisting of a combination of aerobic, resistance and flexibility training for older adults (aged 60 to 93) living in nursing homes or special nursing facilities.

  • Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Social Support Networks

    This national, community-based, 10-week program uses rhymes, songs and stories to strengthen parent-child relationships. Two trained leaders facilitate each Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® (P-CMGP) group. P-CMGP leaders undergo training consisting of workshops on program philosophy and methods, as well as …