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

  • Protecting You/Protecting Me

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    This is a program by Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers in the U.S. for children in grades 1 through 5. It is a classroom-based alcohol prevention and vehicle safety program. Eight lessons are taught each year for 5 years, totaling 40 …

  • RespectED: It’s Not Your Fault

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    It’s Not Your Fault, which has been around since 1984, explores why abuse and neglect occur and where youth can go for help. It is a 2 – 22 hour program to help young people, aged 12 and older, identify …

  • Group-Mediated, Behavioural Physical Activity Promotion

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social environments

    This six-month intervention aims to increase the physical activity levels of seniors. The intervention consists of three programs: centre-based exercise; group-mediated behavioural education; and home-based exercise.