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

  • Calgary Health Region Collective Kitchen Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The purpose of Collective Kitchen Program was to alleviate the consequences of food insecurity in Calgary by providing food-insecure people with opportunities for nutrition education and socialization. Each kitchen, organized by a coordinator, brought together a small group of people …

  • Take 5: 5-10 a day…your way. Vegetable and Fruit Behaviour Change Intervention

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Food Security
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Healthy Eating
    • Policy

    Community-based behavioural intervention developed by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) to inform, educate, and stimulate behaviour change related to vegetable and fruit acquisition, reparation, storage in Ontario women aged 25-45 and their families, in order to support them to consume 5 …

  • Intervention targeting multiple risk factors for falls in seniors residing in long-term care facilities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Injury Prevention
    • Pharmacies
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The aim of this multicomponent intervention was to reduce the many risks for falls and fall-related injuries among elderly residents of residential care facilities. The first step of the intervention was to assess all residents for fall risk. A resident …