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 Interventions

  • The Families and Schools Together (FAST) Babies Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Societal
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Social Support Networks

    Baby FAST™ is a widely used, community-based, multi-family, group intervention model for young parents and their infants and toddlers (ages 0-3). The intervention strives to engage teenage mothers, enhance the mother-infant bond, increase feelings of parental efficacy, and enhance the …

  • TD Think First for Kids

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention

    Think First for Kids is a 6-week comprehensive brain and spinal cord injury prevention program for children in grades 1, 2, and 3. The original program has been extended to grades K to 8 and includes developmentally appropriate classroom interactions …

  • Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Greenhouse & Farm (YK)

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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment

    The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nations started this community garden project in 2000. The garden produces fresh foods which are distributed within community with priority given to members with diabetes, pregnant and nursing mothers, and a local school. The program …