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

  • CookShop Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    The CookShop program is a school-based nutrition intervention targeting low-income children in a primary school setting. The program promotes the consumption of sustainable plant-based foods, in other words, unprocessed whole grains and vegetables. Sustainable diets have been shown to be …

  • Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Mental Health
    • Tobacco use
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence is a comprehensive positive youth development and prevention program designed for school-wide and classroom implementation in grades 6-8 (children 12-14) to develop social and emotional competencies, citizenship skills, positive character, skills and attitudes for drug use …

  • Physically Active for Life (PAL)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity

    Physically Active for Life is a health care office-based physical activity counseling intervention for adults aged 50 years and older. Integrating a patient-centered model of counseling with principals of the Transtheoretical Model of Change, social-cognitive theory, and health education theory, …