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

  • What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is a relationship violence prevention program presented to Grade 9 to 12 students in two 1-hour or four 30-minute sessions. This program explores healthy and unhealthy peer romantic relationships with youth 12 years …

  • Food Services + Cooking + Gardening + Education

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    This intervention was created by a community collaborative comprised of representatives from a school district, a group dedicated to teaching sustainable living and a private foundation. Implemented with a cohort of elementary students in grades four and five who were …

  • MORE OB – Taking care of life

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) is a three year patient safety program that engages all disciplines involved in childbirth including obstetricians, nurses, midwives, family physicians and hospital administrators. The program focuses on dealing with clinical obstetrical risk and adverse events. …