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

  • It’s Your Move

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Diabetes
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Social environments
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    INTERVENTION This three-year intervention aimed at preventing obesity was implemented in five Australian secondary schools. “It’s Your Move” was based on a community capacity approach with multiple partners (government, local community organizations, schools), and delivered within the Victoria government’s overall …

  • I Can Problem Solve (ICPS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • daycare
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) Kindergarten and Primary school is a universal school-based program that focuses on enhancing the interpersonal cognitive processes and problem-solving skills of children ages 4-9. ICPS is based on the idea that there is a set …

  • Incredible Years

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Mental Health

    The Incredible Years: Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series is a comprehensive set of curricula designed to promote social competence and prevent, reduce, and treat aggression and related conduct problems in babies, toddlers, young children, and school-aged children. The interventions …