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

  • Pathways

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Aboriginal
    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Culture
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    Pathways was a two-phased, school-based, randomized trial involving six American Indian Nations collaborating with five universities. The project goal was to develop, implement, and evaluate a culturally appropriate, school-based intervention to promote healthful eating behaviors and increased physical activity and …

  • About Best Practices

    Categories associated with best practice:

    This section of the Portal provides a searchable list of evaluated community and population health interventions relevant to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. It was designed to help Canadian public health practitioners and decision makers identify suitable interventions that …

  • Sudden Impact by ThinkFirst

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Presented in a video/DVD format by adolescent hosts, high school aged youth in are shown the real-life experiences of spinal cord injury victims. Sudden Impact educates its target audience about the gravity of diving injuries and how to dive safely. …