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

  • Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The P.A.R.T.Y. program is a 1-day injury awareness and prevention program for youth aged 15 years and older. The goal is to teach adolescents to recognize their injury risks and make informed decisions to reduce them. It focuses on making …

  • Zippy’s Friends

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • daycare
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    Zippy’s Friends is a school-based program that aims to prevent the development of serious psychosocial problems, including suicidal behaviour, later in life by expanding children’s range of effective coping skills. The program is aimed at children 5–7 years old, and …

  • The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Model

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    The SEEK project offers a practical approach to the identification and management of targeted risk factors for child maltreatment for families with children aged 0-5, integrated into pediatric primary care. In addressing these problems, SEEK aims to strengthen families, support …