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

  • The CHANGES Project: Coping Effectiveness Training for HIV+ Gay Men

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The CHANGES Project is a coping intervention based on Coping Effectiveness Training (CET), that is designed to help HIV-positive (HIV+) gay men stay psychologically healthy despite the ongoing stress associated with HIV infection. Helping HIV+ people to reduce stress and …

  • Safe Waitakere Community Injury Prevention Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments

    The Safe Waitakere Community Injury Prevention Project took a multi-disciplinary approach that combined efforts to reduce environmental hazards, develop improved policies, and promote practices that improve behavioural choices with consideration for individual and cultural differences. WCIPP was geared toward preventing …

  • Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Fourth R is a 21-lesson skill-based programme that promotes healthy relationships and targets violence, high-risk sexual behaviour, and substance use among adolescents. The intervention meets the Ontario curriculum requirements for Grade 9 Health and Physical Education course, under the …