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

  • RugbySmart

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    RugbySmart addresses and facilitates the roles that coaches, players and referees can play to reduce injuries in rugby games. RugbySmart is based around ACC SportSmart, a 10-point action plan that aims to optimize peak performance while simultaneously preventing injury. Since …

  • Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Harlem

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment
    • Preventing Violence
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    In response to the high incidence of severe injuries to children aged 5 to 16 in Harlem, the leading causes of which were falls and motor vehicle collisions, as well as assaults, the Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program (HIPP) initiated …

  • Breaking the Cycle

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • English
    • Female
    • Health Services
    • Healthy child development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Breaking the Cycle (BTC) is a Toronto-based program for pregnant women and mothers of young children who are also struggling with problems related to substance abuse and recovery issues. The program also focuses on their young children (prenatal to 6 …