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

  • Home-Based Well-Rounded Exercise Program (WREP) for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon

    A twelve week well rounded exercise program for sedentary, community-dwelling older adults which includes aerobic exercise (walking) on about three days per week for thirty-seven minutes per day; elastic band resistance exercises for the major muscle groups on about three …

  • Safe Routes to Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The Safe Routes to Schools program promotes walking to school. A quasi-experimental trial carried out to promote walking to school among school children aged nine (9) years old at two primary schools in Dunbartonshire, Scotland is described in this annotation. …

  • Child-Parent Center (CPC)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • daycare
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy child development
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    Located in or close to elementary schools, the American CPC program provides educational and family-support services between the ages of 3 and 9 years (pre-school to second or third grade). The CPC programs are funded through ‘No Child Left Behind’ …