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

  • Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors II (CHAMPS II)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Social Support Networks

    CHAMPS II is a one-year intervention which aims to increase the lifetime physical activity levels of seniors. The three programs of this intervention: individual planning session; ten monthly group workshops; and telephone calls. More information

  • VON SMART In-home and Group Functional Fitness Programs

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) – in-home exercise services and group functional fitness classes for seniors and older adults at VON sites. The VON SMART programs were developed to expand active living opportunities for seniors.

  • PeaceBuilders

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    PeaceBuilders is a research-validated, universal violence-prevention program that was designed and studied in elementary and middle schools (K-8) and implemented in more than 1200 schools and organizations nationwide. A high school program has been implemented in 24 locations since 2003, …