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

  • Food Skills for Families

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Ethnic Population
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    Led by the Canadian Diabetes Association and the B.C. Healthy Living Alliance and funded by ActNow BC, Food Skills for Families is designed for low-income, Aboriginal, Punjabi or new immigrant families in British Columbia communities and offered at no charge. …

  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation program is a hospital-based intervention intended to identify and treat tobacco users. It takes advantage of the increased receptivity to smoking cessation interventions that hospitalization may evoke in the patients. This innovative strategy was …

  • Home Support Exercise Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Health Services
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Home
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    The Home Support Exercise Program (HSEP) targets frail older adults. After a 4-hr training workshop, home-support workers (HSWs) encourage clients to do a simple, progressive set of 10 exercises during regular visits. The intervention is designed to be implemented for …