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

  • No Falls! No Fear! Falls Prevention Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environmental support
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    This program was a 2-year (1996-1997) health promotion project in Queensland, Australia, targeting healthy seniors living in their communities. Due to concern amongst the Queensland Health Promotion Council and the Healthy Ageing Research Unit about the lack of programs for …

  • Project TrEAT

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development

    Project TrEAT (Trial for Early Alcohol Treatment) aims to reduce alcohol use in problem drinkers. Project TrEAT consists of two 15-minute visits with the participant’s GP, scheduled one month apart. A workbook is provided to the physician that contains the …

  • KiVa Antibullying Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Finnish ministry of education has funded the development and evaluation of a new national antibullying program, KiVa (an acronym for Kiusaamista Vastaan, “against bullying”) since 2006. The program has been developed and initially evaluated in the University of Turku, …