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

  • Indian Health Services Injury Prevention Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Health Services
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention

    The Indian Health Services Injury Prevention Program (IHSIPP) presents a comprehensive strategy for training injury control professionals for service in Native American communities. The IHSIPP, which emphasizes the creation of innovative training opportunities for federal and tribal employees as part …

  • Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Pharmacies
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Stroke

    The Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP) was designed to determine the feasibility of having Volunteer Peer Health Educators (VPHE) perform community-based blood pressure screening sessions and collaborate with pharmacists and family physicians to improve hypertension management in …

  • Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment

    The Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP) is an innovative type of rumble strip developed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the 1980s to combat the growing number of Drift-Off-Road (DOR) accidents. SNAP is a narrow, continuous grooved pattern located just …