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

  • Sioux Lookout Fluoride Varnish Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Health Services
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)

    A randomized, controlled trial was conducted in the Sioux Lookout area, on 6 month to 5 year old Aboriginal children, to test the effectiveness of fluoride varnish along with oral health counseling, in reducing early childhood caries. The success of …

  • CookShop Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    The CookShop program is a school-based nutrition intervention targeting low-income children in a primary school setting. The program promotes the consumption of sustainable plant-based foods, in other words, unprocessed whole grains and vegetables. Sustainable diets have been shown to be …

  • Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom project is a culture-based crime prevention program in the communities of Fort McPherson and Aklavik, Northwest Territories. The project is designed for Aboriginal children aged 6 to 12, living in remote northern communities. It was designed to …