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

  • Truth Media Campaign

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Media
    • Tobacco use

    The “truth” media campaign started in February 2000 with annual funding of $100 million per year from 2000-2002. The American Legacy Foundation ran this from funding from the Master Settlement Agreement between tobacco companies and 46 U.S. States. This national …

  • Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • daycare
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence

    Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices is an early-childhood prevention program designed to promote social and emotional competence in children ages 3 to 8 by enhancing teachers’ abilities to create nurturing classroom environments and to foster children’s development of resilience-related …

  • TACOS (Trying Alternative Cafeteria Options in Schools)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Secondary School
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    TACOS (Trying Alternative Cafeteria Options in Schools) was a high school-based nutrition intervention trial implemented in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Minnesota area. The intervention had three main focus areas: increase the availability of lower-fat food in the school cafeteria; engage …