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

  • Oral Health Needs Assessment – A Toolkit

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Health Care Setting
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    A toolkit has been developed by the Office of the Chief Dental Officer for use in developing, conducting and analysing an oral health survey, using the methodology of the survey used in the Canadian Health Measures Survey – Oral Health …

  • Breaking the Cycle

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • English
    • Female
    • Health Services
    • Healthy child development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Breaking the Cycle (BTC) is a Toronto-based program for pregnant women and mothers of young children who are also struggling with problems related to substance abuse and recovery issues. The program also focuses on their young children (prenatal to 6 …

  • Selected Systematic Review Sites

    Categories associated with best practice:

    Attention: Click on the title of the Systematic Review to leave the Canadian Best Practices Portal and go directly to the external site. A systematic review of relevance to the Portal addresses health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Systematic reviews …