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

  • Aerobic Exercise for Sedentary and Functionally Limited Adults

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity

    The program is a specialized exercise intervention for older adults to enhance spinal flexibility and improve physical functioning. This intervention links to the Community Guide systematic review which found that individually-adapted health behavior change programs are effective in getting people …

  • The Good Food Box (GFB) program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Advocacy
    • Asset development
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Good Food Box (GFB)is an alternative food buying and distribution system that provides a variety of top-quality, fresh nutritious foods at an affordable price to low-income people. Regularly, once or twice a month, individuals and families place orders for …

  • Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Governance
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environment
    • Policy
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) software is a form of Optical Character Recognition that scans images and recognizes characters. Currently used in British Columbia, ALPR technology uses illumination and cameras to highlight and take photographs of car licence plates. Image-processing …