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

  • Truth Media Campaign

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Media
    • Tobacco Use Icon

    The “truth” media campaign started in February 2000 with annual funding of $100 million per year from 2000-2002. The American Legacy Foundation ran this from funding from the Master Settlement Agreement between tobacco companies and 46 U.S. States. This national …

  • Motherisk

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol Abuse Icon
    • Canada
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Misuse of Meds Icon
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon
    • Illegal Drugs Icon

    The Motherisk program was founded in 1985 at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The program counsels pregnant women and health professionals on teratogens (substances that are harmful to embryos and fetuses), conducts large-scale laboratory and clinical research, and …

  • Resilient Peer Treatment (RPT)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • daycare
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks

    The objectives of this study were to determine if there were differences in interactive peer play between maltreated and non-maltreated socially withdrawn children prior to treatment and to assess the effectiveness of the Resilient Peer Treatment (RPT) that was offered …