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

  • Intervention centered on adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour (ICAPS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Diabetes
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical Activity

    The ‘Intervention centered on adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour’ (ICAPS) was designed to reduce weight gain and, as an underlying objective, cardiovascular risk in adolescents of eastern France. It is aimed at improving lifelong physical activity (PA) patterns by …

  • Community Infant Program (CIP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    This study describes an evaluation of the Community Infant Project (CIP), an interdisciplinary, early intervention program that was designed to prevent parental dysfunction in high-risk families with difficulties in parenting (as determined by Family Functioning Scale) who were residing in …

  • FRIENDS for Life

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Life-long learning opportunities
    • Mental Health
    • Post Secondary Education Institution
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The FRIENDS program is a school-based early intervention and prevention program, proven to be effective in building resilience and reducing the risk of anxiety disorders in children. It teaches children how to cope with fears and worries and equips them …