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:

    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    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 …

  • Zippy’s Friends

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • daycare
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    Zippy’s Friends is a school-based program that aims to prevent the development of serious psychosocial problems, including suicidal behaviour, later in life by expanding children’s range of effective coping skills. The program is aimed at children 5–7 years old, and …

  • Steps to Respect

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program is an effective tool that educators can use to decrease bullying at school and help students build more supportive relationships with each other. The program’s dual focus on bullying and friendship is based …