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

  • Worker Participatory Program for Improving Mental Health and Work Environments

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Illness
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Social environmental support
    • Workplace

    The Mental Health Action Checklist for a Better Workplace Environment (MHACL) is a tool for a worker participatory approach to improve work environments for worker mental health. The effects of an organizational intervention using MHACL on reducing job stressors and …

  • Prince Edward Island School-Based Preventive Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Secondary School

    Prince Edward Island provides comprehensive, school-based preventive dental services for all school-aged children and adolescents. The program was developed and expanded over a period of time and today covers 100% of the elementary schools in the province, and all of …

  • Check Your Drinking screener

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Home
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)

    The Check Your Drinking program is a self-administered, internet-based alcohol behaviour change intervention. The program was built primarily to target problem drinkers who do not seek traditional treatment programs, but it was created in such a way that non-problem drinkers …