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

  • Fast Track

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    Fast Track is a comprehensive 10-year project designed to prevent serious antisocial behaviour and related adolescent problems in three successive cohorts of children selected at being at high risk when entering first grade. The developmental model guiding this project indicates …

  • Caring School Community

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Organization
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social environments

    Caring School Community (CSC), formerly called the Child Development Project, is a universal elementary school (K-6) improvement program aimed at promoting positive youth development. The program is designed to create a caring school environment characterized by kind and supportive relationships …

  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Education and literacy
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks

    The ASIST workshop is 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, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth …