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

  • Period of Purple Crying

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • USA

    The Period of PURPLE Crying® (PURPLE) program provides parents and caregivers with information on the association between crying and shaken baby syndrome. The program aims to educate parents about the dangers of shaking their babies and the importance of sharing …

  • Farm to School Salad Bar Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Elementary School
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Secondary School

    Through implementation of school salad bars, the Farm to School Salad Bar Program successfully encouraged students to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables enhanced students’ knowledge of the local food system, nutrition, and food production and handling incorporated strategies …

  • Finding Balance

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Health Services
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Pharmacies
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    A social marketing campaign to increase awareness of falls prevention among seniors with a supportive network and tools for multidisciplinary practitioners.