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

  • North Karelia Project (NKP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy Eating

    The North Karelia Project (NKP) aimed to reduce high cardiovascular disease rates in adults by reducing serum cholesterol levels and saturated fat intake, and increasing vegetable, dietary fibre and polyunsaturated fat intake. The components of the intervention were general information …

  • Well-rounded exercise program (WREP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    The well-rounded exercise program (WREP) is a 6 month, twice weekly, program consisting of a combination of aerobic, resistance and flexibility training for older adults (aged 60 to 93) living in nursing homes or special nursing facilities.

  • Computer-Tailored Feedback For Nutrition Information

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    Computer-tailored feedback for nutrition information was a program delivered to working adults in order to improve dietary habits. Participants were required to complete a computerized screening questionnaire that assessed dietary habits, including fat, vegetable and fruit intake, as well as …