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

  • Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment

    The Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP) is an innovative type of rumble strip developed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the 1980s to combat the growing number of Drift-Off-Road (DOR) accidents. SNAP is a narrow, continuous grooved pattern located just …

  • School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon

    The School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP) intervention targets students aged 13-14 in 14 schools in Perth, Australia. It adopts a harm minimisation approach by providing three phases of alcohol harm reduction lessons during secondary school and aiming …

  • Halton Oral Health Outreach Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Home
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon

    The Halton Oral Health Outreach (HOHO) Program is a community-based model for providing access to oral health preventive and treatment services for adults with special needs and the frail elderly , living in long-term care homes, hospitals and in the …