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

  • SunSmart

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Cancer
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Policy
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Sun Safety

    The SunSmart program was a sun safety program delivered at summer outdoor recreation centres that were delivering the Summer Fun program in Hawaii. The aim of the program was to encourage and support sun protective behaviours among the 6- to …

  • QueerTIP (Queer Tobacco Intervention Project)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environments
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Tobacco use
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    A culturally specific smoking cessation service targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adult and youth, QueerTIP was a series of nine 2-hour sessions held over an 8-week period for 8 to 20 participants per class, followed by two booster …

  • The Basic Shelf Experience

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The Basic Shelf Experience was offered through Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health in Kingston, Ontario. The program was designed to improve participants’ ability to feed themselves and their families by making better use of their food …