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

  • Community Infant Program (CIP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    This study describes an evaluation of the Community Infant Project (CIP), an interdisciplinary, early intervention program that was designed to prevent parental dysfunction in high-risk families with difficulties in parenting (as determined by Family Functioning Scale) who were residing in …

  • Oral Health Needs Assessment – A Toolkit

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Health Care Setting
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    A toolkit has been developed by the Office of the Chief Dental Officer for use in developing, conducting and analysing an oral health survey, using the methodology of the survey used in the Canadian Health Measures Survey – Oral Health …

  • Home and Group-Based Exercise for Balance Confidence and Balance Ability

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    This intervention aimed to improve balance confidence and balance ability using three exercise interventions: home-based resistance and balance training; group-based resistance and balance training; and group-based walking.