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

  • Exercise Program for Osteoporosis

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    Eleven-month specific multicomponent dual-modality exercise program targeted towards post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. This program aimed to improve strength, aerobic capacity, balance, and joint mobility. The exercises were performed on land and in the water (thermal water), alternating group and home-based …

  • 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 …

  • Women’s Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations (WHTFSMP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Female
    • Healthy Eating
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)

    The Women’s Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations (WHTFSMP) was a multi-center randomized trial in 1991-1995 sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. The WHTFSMP involved 2,208 women from Atlanta, Birmingham, and Miami, and its goals were to reduce fat …