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

  • About Best Practices

    Categories associated with best practice:

    This section of the Portal provides a searchable list of evaluated community and population health interventions relevant to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. It was designed to help Canadian public health practitioners and decision makers identify suitable interventions that …

  • Alaska Focus on Safety

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon

    The Alaska FOCUS on Safety program was founded in 2004 and was adopted from the Alaska Risk Watch curriculum to better address the needs of the children in rural Alaskan communities. Alaska FOCUS on Safety is research-based with injury statistics …

  • Stay on Your Feet (SOYF)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon

    The goal of the program is to decrease the number and severity of falls experienced by people over 60 years of age through multi-component interventions whose success could be measured. Government and non-government organizations, including the Department of Housing and …