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

  • Healthy Start (Oregon)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    Healthy Start is a voluntary family support and parent education home visiting program. Healthy Start offers all first-time families, around the time their baby is born, free screening and information. Parents receive information on topics like child development, infant care …

  • TACOS (Trying Alternative Cafeteria Options in Schools)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Secondary School
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    TACOS (Trying Alternative Cafeteria Options in Schools) was a high school-based nutrition intervention trial implemented in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Minnesota area. The intervention had three main focus areas: increase the availability of lower-fat food in the school cafeteria; engage …

  • Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment

    The Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP) is an innovative type of rumble strip developed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the 1980s to combat the growing number of Drift-Off-Road (DOR) accidents. SNAP is a narrow, continuous grooved pattern located just …