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

  • Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Education and literacy
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Media
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that can result from a blow or jolt to the head and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Concussions are common in various sports. In an effort to reduce …

  • Healthy Buddies

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Asset development
    • Canada
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Mental Health
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Social environmental support
    • Social environments

    Healthy Buddies is a unique, child-centred health promotion program targeting attitudes and behaviours around physical activity, healthy eating, healthy beverage consumption, healthy growth and development and healthy body image. The Healthy Buddies program provides an opportunity to shape the health …

  • Gimme 5 High School

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Gimme 5 high school program was a part of the National Cancer Institute’s 5-a-Day for Better Health campaign. It was a school-wide program developed to encourage and assist high school students to consume more fruits and vegetables, with the …