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

  • Breast Cancer Screening Among Non-adherent Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Services
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)

    The program is designed to address some barriers to mammography screening and to identify strategies for motivating women to undergo regular mammography. The program is guided by the Stages of Change Model, which explains the process of change for either …

  • Operation Headway

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Legislation development
    • Social environmental support

    The program relies heavily on the commitment of both Municipal Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to actively enforce the provincial helmet legislation. When riders are ticketed by police, they are given the option to either pay the fine …

  • Eating Patterns Study

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Advocacy
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy Eating

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of a low-intensity dietary intervention in primary care practice in lowering dietary fat intake and raising dietary fiber intake. A low intensity primary care practice intervention which consisted of two components: a self-help booklet and …