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

  • SunSmart

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
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    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Policy
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Sun Safety

    The SunSmart program was a sun safety program delivered at summer outdoor recreation centres that were delivering the Summer Fun program in Hawaii. The aim of the program was to encourage and support sun protective behaviours among the 6- to …

  • PATHS® Preschool/Kindergarten

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • daycare
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    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
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    • Social environmental support

    PATHS is a universal, teacher-taught social-emotional curriculum that is designed to improve children’s social competence and reduce problem behaviour. The PATHS program covers these five domains: self-control emotional understanding positive self-esteem relationships nterpersonal problem-solving skills. The PATHS program provides teachers …

  • Recommend an Intervention

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    We know there are many excellent best practice interventions that could be included in the Best Practices database. To help you determine if your intervention should be submitted for a full review, please consult the things to consider document and …