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

  • Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Pharmacies
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Stroke

    The Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP) was designed to determine the feasibility of having Volunteer Peer Health Educators (VPHE) perform community-based blood pressure screening sessions and collaborate with pharmacists and family physicians to improve hypertension management in …

  • Group Exercise Programs for Long-Term Care Homes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The Functional Fitness for Long Term Care Program was designed to maintain range of motion, improve strength, balance, flexibility, mobility and function of older adults. It is tailored to meet the needs of both high and low mobility residents. Classes …

  • Alaska Focus on Safety

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Alaska FOCUS on Safety program was founded in 2004 and was adopted from the Alaska Risk Watch curriculum to better address the needs of the children in rural Alaskan communities. Alaska FOCUS on Safety is research-based with injury statistics …