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

  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon

    The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation program is a hospital-based intervention intended to identify and treat tobacco users. It takes advantage of the increased receptivity to smoking cessation interventions that hospitalization may evoke in the patients. This innovative strategy was …

  • Period of Purple Crying

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • USA

    The Period of PURPLE Crying® (PURPLE) program provides parents and caregivers with information on the association between crying and shaken baby syndrome. The program aims to educate parents about the dangers of shaking their babies and the importance of sharing …

  • The Good Food Box (GFB) program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Advocacy
    • Asset development
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Good Food Box (GFB)is an alternative food buying and distribution system that provides a variety of top-quality, fresh nutritious foods at an affordable price to low-income people. Regularly, once or twice a month, individuals and families place orders for …