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

  • Clear Horizons

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Tobacco use

    The program, Clear Horizons, is a 48-page self-help guide and telephone counseling protocol specifically tailored for the smoking habits, quitting needs and lifestyles of older smokers. Developed following the principles of adult learning, Clear Horizons follows a magazine style format …

  • Connect© program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Elementary School
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Connect is a manualized, 10-session program for parents or alternative caregivers of pre-teens and teens who struggle with significant behaviour problems and other mental health issues that focuses on the building blocks of secure attachment: parental sensitivity, cooperation, reflective capacity, …

  • High Intensity Endurance Training for 60- to 70-yr old Healthy Men

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The intervention involves twelve weeks of high-intensity endurance training in sedentary healthy older males. Participants attend exercise sessions of ~1hr in duration, 3 days/week for 12 weeks. An interval training regimen uses repeated 5-min bouts of high-intensity exercise followed by …