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

  • Healthy Eating, Active Communities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Social Support Networks

    Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) is a community-driven initiative which focuses on modifying the living environment to facilitate healthier choices. Strategies are selected to increase opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. Creation of supportive policies which affect the lives …

  • RugbySmart

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    RugbySmart addresses and facilitates the roles that coaches, players and referees can play to reduce injuries in rugby games. RugbySmart is based around ACC SportSmart, a 10-point action plan that aims to optimize peak performance while simultaneously preventing injury. Since …

  • TACOS (Trying Alternative Cafeteria Options in Schools)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Secondary School
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    TACOS (Trying Alternative Cafeteria Options in Schools) was a high school-based nutrition intervention trial implemented in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Minnesota area. The intervention had three main focus areas: increase the availability of lower-fat food in the school cafeteria; engage …