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

  • Consumer directed health information resources – culturally sensitive videos

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Health Literacy
    • Health Services
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Media

    Consumer-directed health information resources hold great potential for improving public health and easing the demand on health systems. To determine whether British Columbia’s ethnocultural communities are using the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Health’s BC HealthGuide (BCHG) program, a series …

  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children; Fluoride Varnish Project Study

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health

    In Oxford County, a study was conducted on the application of fluoride varnish on pre-school children whose parents came under a Parent Resource Visitors Program (a home visiting program). The program is an excellent example of integrating oral health promotion …

  • Girls Stepping Out Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Female
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Secondary School

    The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of daily step count targets with time-based prescription for increasing the health-related physical activity of low-active adolescent girls aged fifteen to eighteen (15-18) years at three (3) high schools in …