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

  • Home and Group-Based Exercise for Balance Confidence and Balance Ability

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    This intervention aimed to improve balance confidence and balance ability using three exercise interventions: home-based resistance and balance training; group-based resistance and balance training; and group-based walking.

  • Intervention targeting multiple risk factors for falls in seniors residing in long-term care facilities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Injury Prevention
    • Pharmacies
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The aim of this multicomponent intervention was to reduce the many risks for falls and fall-related injuries among elderly residents of residential care facilities. The first step of the intervention was to assess all residents for fall risk. A resident …

  • Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Fourth R is a 21-lesson skill-based programme that promotes healthy relationships and targets violence, high-risk sexual behaviour, and substance use among adolescents. The intervention meets the Ontario curriculum requirements for Grade 9 Health and Physical Education course, under the …