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

  • Home-Start International Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Asset development
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Female
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Income and social status
    • Mental Health
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Home-Start International is an early childhood program with country programs across the world. Home-Start (Australia) Inc. is an independent, non-government organization that provides training and support for the establishment of local Home-Start programs, either under the auspices of a community …

  • Sure Start Local Programmes (Children’s Centres)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Services
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    Sure Start Children’s Centres aimed to improve the health and well-being of families and children by improving services for families with children under four years of age and by developing new services where necessary to fill the gaps in provision, …

  • Memory Lane Café- Alzheimer’s Cafes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Illness
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    Originally conceived in the Netherlands in 1997, the cafes were introduced in Victoria in 2002.The Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Memory Lane Cafe model aims to provide a social and educational service to people living with dementia and their carers, family members …