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

  • Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment

    The Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP) is an innovative type of rumble strip developed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the 1980s to combat the growing number of Drift-Off-Road (DOR) accidents. SNAP is a narrow, continuous grooved pattern located just …

  • Calgary Health Region Collective Kitchen Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The purpose of Collective Kitchen Program was to alleviate the consequences of food insecurity in Calgary by providing food-insecure people with opportunities for nutrition education and socialization. Each kitchen, organized by a coordinator, brought together a small group of people …

  • Alice Springs Indigenous Family Wellbeing Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Citizen empowerment
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Life-long learning opportunities
    • Preventing Violence

    Life expectancy for indigenous Australians is approximately 20 years less than that of other Australians, and endemic family violence is a causal factor. The Alice Springs Indigenous Family Wellbeing Program (FWP) aims to increase personal empowerment in order to improve …