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

  • UCLA Parent-Child Health and Wellness Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • BP icon
    • Biology and genetic endowment
    • Education and literacy
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention

    The UCLA Parent-Child Health and Wellness Program is an evaluated home-based intervention created to explore ways to extend health care and home safety education research to community settings with families at high risk for injuries. The overall purpose was to …

  • RugbySmart

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    RugbySmart addresses and facilitates the roles that coaches, players and referees can play to reduce injuries in rugby games. RugbySmart is based around ACC SportSmart, a 10-point action plan that aims to optimize peak performance while simultaneously preventing injury. Since …

  • Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Home
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    PEARLS for Older Adults was designed to treat minor depression and dysthymic disorder in adults aged sixty and older. Individuals in this study were relatively homebound and had an average of five chronic medical conditions. The PEARLS intervention is typically …