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 Interventions

  • Breast Cancer Screening Among Non-adherent Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Organization
    • Health Services
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The program is designed to address some barriers to mammography screening and to identify strategies for motivating women to undergo regular mammography. The program is guided by the Stages of Change Model, which explains the process of change for either …

  • Be Active Eat Well (BAEW)

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Community
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Income and social status
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    BAEW was a multifaceted community capacity-building program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for children (aged 4-12 years) in the Australian town of Colac. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of BAEW on reducing children’s unhealthy …

  • Communities that Care

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Community
    • Illegal Drugs Icon 3
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    Communities That Care (CTC) is a risk-and-protection-based system that enables local communities to engage in multi-level, multi-sectoral prevention planning and implement evidence-based programs. The purpose of CTC is to prevent common youth problems (substance abuse, delinquency, violence, teen pregnancy, school …