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

  • The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Model

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    The SEEK project offers a practical approach to the identification and management of targeted risk factors for child maltreatment for families with children aged 0-5, integrated into pediatric primary care. In addressing these problems, SEEK aims to strengthen families, support …

  • Chaque jour, moi j’croque 5 fruits et légumes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support

    The program Chaque jour, moi j’croque 5 fruits et légumes [5 fruit & veggies: My daily crunch! ] was established by the Association régionale du sport étudiant de Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches (ARSEQCA) in 2002. Its goal is to promote the …

  • Roots of Empathy

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    Roots of Empathy (ROE) is evidence-based classroom program designed to reduce levels of aggression and violence among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the curriculum is an infant whose success is entirely dependent …