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

  • PATHS® Preschool/Kindergarten

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • daycare
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    PATHS is a universal, teacher-taught social-emotional curriculum that is designed to improve children’s social competence and reduce problem behaviour. The PATHS program covers these five domains: self-control emotional understanding positive self-esteem relationships nterpersonal problem-solving skills. The PATHS program provides teachers …

  • High 5

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    High 5 is a school-based intervention for students in the fourth grade that aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to the recommended five servings per day. The program has three components: a classroom component, a parent component and a …

  • Gimme 5 High School

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Gimme 5 high school program was a part of the National Cancer Institute’s 5-a-Day for Better Health campaign. It was a school-wide program developed to encourage and assist high school students to consume more fruits and vegetables, with the …