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

  • Upstate New York Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Education Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The Upstate New York SBS Education Program is a hospital based parent education program designed to educate every parent of every child in Upstate New York about the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). This comprehensive, hospital-based, universal prevention program …

  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children; Fluoride Varnish Project Study

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health

    In Oxford County, a study was conducted on the application of fluoride varnish on pre-school children whose parents came under a Parent Resource Visitors Program (a home visiting program). The program is an excellent example of integrating oral health promotion …

  • Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Policy
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Social environments

    Seven elementary and one middle school in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, participated in a 3-year comprehensive program to address risk factors for diabetes – nutrition and physical activity levels. The program followed a community development approach that facilitated partnership …