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

  • What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is a relationship violence prevention program presented to Grade 9 to 12 students in two 1-hour or four 30-minute sessions. This program explores healthy and unhealthy peer romantic relationships with youth 12 years …

  • Enhancing Tobacco Control Policies in Northwest Indian Tribes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Aboriginal
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Policy
    • Tobacco use

    The aim of this program is to work with tribes to develop their own culturally appropriate tobacco use policies. In the original project, two American-Indian staff members of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board delivered the intervention. Tribal representatives …

  • Project Toward No Tobacco Use (TNT)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Tobacco use

    Project Toward No Tobacco Use (TNT) is a comprehensive, classroom-based curriculum designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use in youth 10 to 15 years old in grades five through ten. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to …