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

  • Food Dudes (UK)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Food Security
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Home

    Studies evaluated the effects of four different procedures on children’s consumption of a range of fruit and vegetables presented to them. The procedures were as follows: fruit and vegetable presentation only; rewarded taste exposure; peer modelling; and rewarded taste exposure …

  • Waabishki Mkwaa Singers Hand-Drumming Circle

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Culture
    • Female
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Mental Health
    • Social Support Networks

    The study used an Aboriginal Women’s Hand Drumming (AWHD) Circle of Life framework—a framework developed by the co-researchers of the study—to explore the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional benefits of Aboriginal women’s hand-drumming practices. This study also examined the ways …

  • 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 …