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

  • Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Organization
    • Societal
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Culture
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The APPLE Schools is a comprehensive school health intervention implemented in selected schools from school jurisdictions in Alberta, in particular schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The primary goals of the project are to improve health behaviours among children and to …

  • I Can Problem Solve (ICPS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • daycare
    • Healthy child development
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    I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) Kindergarten and Primary school is a universal school-based program that focuses on enhancing the interpersonal cognitive processes and problem-solving skills of children ages 4-9. ICPS is based on the idea that there is a set …

  • VON SMART In-home and Group Functional Fitness Programs

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    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. Key Words: seniors; …