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

  • Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening (EPICS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Female
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy
    • Older adults (age 50-69)

    The main objective of Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening (EPICS) is to increase the number and effectiveness of primary care physicians’ efforts to encourage women to undergo regular mammography. The program employs a physician-based educational curriculum on mammography …

  • Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence (AVB) is a curriculum designed to prevent violence and inappropriate aggression among middle school youth (Grades 6 to 9), particularly those living in environments with high rates of exposure to …

  • It Ain’t Brain Surgery

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Injury Prevention
    • Media
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    It Ain’t Brain Surgery program was founded in 1998 in Denver Colorado in response to the increasing number of brain injuries resulting from skiing and snowboarding. The aim of the program was to increase helmet use among skiers and snowboarders. …