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

  • Penn Resiliency Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Culture
    • Elementary School
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness

    Two studies were designed to investigate the efficacy of a modified Penn Resiliency Program (i.e. a school based depression prevention program) that was delivered to low-income minority students (i.e. Latino students of Puerto Rican descent and African American students) in …

  • STOP! Dating Violence among Adolescents

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Stop! is a participatory theater based program to prevent dating violence and to promote egalitarian relationships in Grade 10 and 12 students. It consists of classroom activities: two mandatory periods of role plays (forum theater) and discussion (around a comic …

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    Categories associated with best practice:

    Behaviour-Related Risk Alcohol use/abuse Misuse of medications Preventing Violence Tobacco use Use/abuse of illegal drugs Chronic Condition Hypertension Metabolic Syndrome Obesity Prevention Community Settings Child and youth camp Community / Neighbourhood Grocery stores (food point of purchase) Health care setting …