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

  • Forever Free

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Home
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    Forever Free is a program to prevent smoking relapse. It is focused on ex-smokers, and involves 8 brochures being sent to the participants’ home (either all at once or over time). A study found that those who had all 8 …

  • Home Support Exercise Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Home
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    The Home Support Exercise Program (HSEP) targets frail older adults. After a 4-hr training workshop, home-support workers (HSWs) encourage clients to do a simple, progressive set of 10 exercises during regular visits. The intervention is designed to be implemented for …

  • PROSPECT – Prevention of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly: Collaborative Trial

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    The PROSPECT intervention was a community-based primary care initiative that aimed to reduce suicide risk in older, depressed people by focusing on physician education and patient adherence behaviours. The premise of PROSPECT was that the most effective approach to deterring …