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

  • Telephone counselling with moist snuff users

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Cancer
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Male
    • Tobacco use

    This primary study focused on the benefits of telephone counselling for the use of smokeless tobacco cessation. All participants received a self-help manual created by the Tobacco Research Center at the University of Minnesota. The treatment group of this study …

  • Penn Resiliency Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Culture
    • Elementary School
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness

    Two studies were designed to investigate the efficacy of a modified Penn Resiliency Program (i.e. a school based depression prevention program) that was delivered to low-income minority students (i.e. Latino students of Puerto Rican descent and African American students) in …

  • Downtown Eastside Community Kitchens (DECK)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Social Support Networks

    Supported by Fresh Choice Kitchens, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, this program serves a low-income population which faces many health and housing challenges in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Cooking in small groups, participants learn to create …