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 Interventions

  • 4-H Community All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
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    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social environments

    In response to the high number of ATV fatalities reported in Alaska in 1982, the Alaska 4-H initiated an ATV safety program in collaboration with health officials, educators, and Honda Motor Company. In 1986, National 4-H council offered to expand …

  • Food Skills for Families

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    Led by the Canadian Diabetes Association and the B.C. Healthy Living Alliance and funded by ActNow BC, Food Skills for Families is designed for low-income, Aboriginal, Punjabi or new immigrant families in British Columbia communities and offered at no charge. …

  • Reclaiming Our Ancestral Footsteps

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    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    A mental health promotion project for Mi’kmaq and Maliseet youth in Elsipogtog (Big Cove) First Nation in New Brunswick. It is a National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) project that consists of culture camps for youth 16-18 to learn …