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 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 …

  • Forever….in motion

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The Forever…in motion program was developed to increase opportunities for physical activity among older adults living in congregate housing. The three components of the program are: low-intensity exercise, informal socialization and education sessions. The objective was to examine whether participation …

  • Footwear sole abrasion on melting and hard ice

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical environment
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Workplace
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Footwear sole wear by natural use or artificial abrasion either increases or decreases slip resistance on floors with and without lubricant. The objectives of this program are to propagate the use of slip resistance of abraded soles on melting and …