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

  • Group Exercise Programs for Long-Term Care Homes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The Functional Fitness for Long Term Care Program was designed to maintain range of motion, improve strength, balance, flexibility, mobility and function of older adults. It is tailored to meet the needs of both high and low mobility residents. Classes …

  • Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Mental Health
    • Tobacco use
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence is a comprehensive positive youth development and prevention program designed for school-wide and classroom implementation in grades 6-8 (children 12-14) to develop social and emotional competencies, citizenship skills, positive character, skills and attitudes for drug use …

  • The JOBS Programme

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Older adults (age 50-69)

    The JOBS Program is a group-based psychological educational which offers a system for delivery and evaluation of a job-search skill enhancement workshop for unemployed job seekers 17 to 65 years of age. Through a series of interactive sessions, The JOBS …