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 Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Model

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    The SEEK project offers a practical approach to the identification and management of targeted risk factors for child maltreatment for families with children aged 0-5, integrated into pediatric primary care. In addressing these problems, SEEK aims to strengthen families, support …

  • 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 …

  • Improving Cancer Screening Among Lesbians Over 50

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Health Literacy
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    A lesbian physician led a one-hour, didactic, lesbian-specific educational program on cancer screening, including a review of current research findings with regard to lesbians’ risk for cancer and 45 minutes of information on recommended cancer screening, followed by a 15-minute …