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

  • The READY Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Asset development
    • Mental Health
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Workplace

    The READY Program (REsilience and Activity for every DaY, READY) is a group psychosocial resilience training program done in a workplace setting. The program aims to promote well-being by targeting five protective factors identified from empirical evidence: Positive emotions, cognitive …

  • Truth Media Campaign

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Media
    • Tobacco use

    The “truth” media campaign started in February 2000 with annual funding of $100 million per year from 2000-2002. The American Legacy Foundation ran this from funding from the Master Settlement Agreement between tobacco companies and 46 U.S. States. This national …

  • California Tobacco Control Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Health Literacy
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Policy
    • Secondary School
    • Tobacco use
    • Workplace

    The program uses a comprehensive framework that is based on the National Cancer Institute’s Standards for Comprehensive Smoking Prevention and Control and includes a focus on strategies for community norm change. In accordance with a collaborative grassroots approach to achieving …