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

  • Breaking the Cycle

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • English
    • Female
    • Health Services
    • Healthy child development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Breaking the Cycle (BTC) is a Toronto-based program for pregnant women and mothers of young children who are also struggling with problems related to substance abuse and recovery issues. The program also focuses on their young children (prenatal to 6 …

  • Integrated Nutrition Program (INP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Integrated Nutrition Project (INP) was a school-based healthy eating program for low-income, multi-ethnic primary-school children. For the first 3 years of the program implementation, the focus was on fruit, vegetable and whole-grain consumption, but in the fourth year funding …

  • Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television viewing (SMART)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    This school-based program aims to prevent obesity in children through reducing the amount of time 3rd and 4th grade students spend in front of the television (i.e. watching television, watching movies/videos, or playing video games). It is thought that these …