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

  • Intervention targeting multiple risk factors for falls in seniors residing in long-term care facilities

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Health Services
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    • Health Care Setting
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environment
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    • Social Support Networks

    The first step of the intervention was to assess all residents for fall risk. A resident was classified as at higher risk of falling if he or she stopped walking when talking to an accompanying person, walked more slowly when …

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Education and literacy
    • Health Care Setting
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    • Workplace

    The ASIST workshop is a two day training program for professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST participants include mental health professionals, nurses, …

  • Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre: Youth Achievement Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Community
    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
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    • Canada
    • Culture
    • Employment and working conditions
    • English
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    This award-winning program started in 2000 with a mission to promote social change for Aboriginal youth through sports and recreation. Started in an urban Winnipeg neighbourhood, the program was expanded in 2008 to 3 northern First Nations communities. The Youth …