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

  • Campaign 911

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Citizen empowerment
    • Governance
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Campaign 911 is a public awareness campaign that was officially launched by MADD Canada in 2007. It encourages citizens to call 911 and report impaired drivers. Prior to launching the program, MADD consulted with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Canadian …

  • Physical Activity in Sedentary Working Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Female
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Workplace

    This study examines the effectiveness of a brief, tailored counselling intervention for increasing physical activity in sedentary women when delivered in the workplace. This study links to the systematic review evidence provided in the following article: David Ogilvie, Charles E …

  • Coping with Stress

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness
    • Secondary School

    Coping with Stress is a group prevention intervention for youth at risk for future depression. The objective of this study is to prevent unipolar depressive episodes in a sample of ninth (9) and tenth (10) grade adolescents at risk for …