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 Food Environments Pricing Incentives

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environmental support
    • Policy
    • Workplace

    Healthy Food Environments Pricing Incentives is a policy-based intervention which employs the use of pricing incentives for healthy foods and disincentives for unhealthy foods. It is designed to govern cafeterias, vending machines and hospital catered events. Developed by the NC …

  • Selected Systematic Review Sites

    Categories associated with best practice:

    Attention: Click on the title of the Systematic Review to leave the Canadian Best Practices Portal and go directly to the external site. A systematic review of relevance to the Portal addresses health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Systematic reviews …

  • Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Pharmacies
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Stroke

    The Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP) was designed to determine the feasibility of having Volunteer Peer Health Educators (VPHE) perform community-based blood pressure screening sessions and collaborate with pharmacists and family physicians to improve hypertension management in …