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

  • Steps to Respect

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program is an effective tool that educators can use to decrease bullying at school and help students build more supportive relationships with each other. The program’s dual focus on bullying and friendship is based …

  • Sioux Lookout Fluoride Varnish Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Organization
    • Health Services
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health

    A randomized, controlled trial was conducted in the Sioux Lookout area, on 6 month to 5 year old Aboriginal children, to test the effectiveness of fluoride varnish along with oral health counseling, in reducing early childhood caries. The success of …

  • TD Think First for Kids

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention

    Think First for Kids is a 6-week comprehensive brain and spinal cord injury prevention program for children in grades 1, 2, and 3. The original program has been extended to grades K to 8 and includes developmentally appropriate classroom interactions …