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

  • Targeted Mailing: Increasing Mammogram Screening Among the Elderly

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Culture
    • Female
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)

    The program uses a targeted mail intervention to increase awareness about the Medicare mammography reimbursement benefit and other low-cost screening options for diverse racial/ethnic groups of elderly women. The program seeks to address the question of whether elderly women will …

  • Life is Precious – Hmong Breast Cancer Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Citizen empowerment
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Ethnic Population
    • Health Literacy
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Social environmental support

    A culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention to improve the breast cancer screening rates among Hmong women. A 1 to 1 1/2 hour workshop was scheduled with small groups of women age 40 years and older. Intervention elements included the development …

  • Integrated Nutrition Program (INP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Integrated Nutrition Project (INP) was a school-based healthy eating program for low-income, multi-ethnic primary-school children. For the first 3 years of the program implementation, the focus was on fruit, vegetable and whole-grain consumption, but in the fourth year funding …