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

  • Nurturing Parenting Programs®

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence

    The Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (birth to 5 years) is for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The program was developed to help families who have been identified by child …

  • Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Policy
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Social environments

    Seven elementary and one middle school in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, participated in a 3-year comprehensive program to address risk factors for diabetes – nutrition and physical activity levels. The program followed a community development approach that facilitated partnership …

  • A Million Messages

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention

    The program provides developmentally appropriate, simple, and consistent injury prevention messages to families with children between 0-3 years of age in multiple health regions of Alberta. The messages are distributed by community health nurses, home visitors, and hospital staff as …