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

  • SmokeChange

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environment
    • Prenatal
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    SmokeChange is an intervention to reduce pregnant women’s exposure to smoking. A SmokeChange educator works with women and their families for up to one year to assist with making changes including smoking less, stopping smoking, and/or decreasing exposure to smoke …

  • 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. …

  • Zippy’s Friends

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • daycare
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    Zippy’s Friends is a school-based program that aims to prevent the development of serious psychosocial problems, including suicidal behaviour, later in life by expanding children’s range of effective coping skills. The program is aimed at children 5–7 years old, and …