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 Interventions

  • SNAP® Under 12 Outreach Project (SNAP® ORP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Community
    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
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    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
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    SNAP® ORP is a family-focused program designed specifically for boys between 6 – 11 years of age who are clinically assessed as engaging in above average levels of aggressive, destructive, and/or antisocial behaviour. The program falls under the SNAP® (STOP …

  • Stay on Your Feet (SOYF)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Community
    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The goal of the program is to decrease the number and severity of falls experienced by people over 60 years of age through multi-component interventions whose success could be measured. Government and non-government organizations, including the Department of Housing and …

  • Take A Kid Trapping/Harvesting

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    • Culture
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
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    A land based program established in 2002 aims to provide Aboriginal school aged children with opportunities to participate in food harvesting activities and other traditional skills. The program is based on a need for younger generations to learn about and …