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

  • Prince Edward Island Long-Term Care Facilities Dental Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Policy
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    In Prince Edward Island, all seniors who are living in a long-term care facility and are at level 4 or 5 of care (high level) receive an annual dental screening, followed up with simple preventive services and, if necessary, a …

  • Step Test Exercise Prescription (STEP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Individual education/skill development
    • 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+)

    Exercise is recognized as an important part of promoting a healthy life style, but many physicians fail to prescribe exercise for their patients. The study was conducted in two phases; the first phase involved a 10-minute survey that was administered …

  • Calgary Health Region Collective Kitchen Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The purpose of Collective Kitchen Program was to alleviate the consequences of food insecurity in Calgary by providing food-insecure people with opportunities for nutrition education and socialization. Each kitchen, organized by a coordinator, brought together a small group of people …