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

  • Be Active Eat Well (BAEW)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Income and social status
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    BAEW was a multifaceted community capacity-building program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for children (aged 4-12 years) in the Australian town of Colac. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of BAEW on reducing children’s unhealthy …

  • Pacific Path Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The Pacific Path Program aims to reduce violence (physical, verbal, psychological) in our schools. This program for children from 4 years to 12 years, encourages the development of social skills in order to establish peaceful behaviour amoung youth. With the …

  • Life Skills, Mathematical Reasoning & Critical Thinking Curriculum

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Education and literacy
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Life Skills, Mathematical Reasoning & Critical Thinking curriculum is designed to prevent the onset of problem gambling and focuses on the development of coping skills, random events knowledge, and self-monitoring skills. Researchers randomly assigned schools in the Simcoe County …