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 Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Bully Prevention Program is a school-based, multilevel (individual, class, school), multi-component program designed for use in elementary, middle and junior high schools (ages 6 to 15) to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children. The program seeks to …

  • Brushing Up on Mouth Care Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Policy
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The “Brushing Up on Mouth Care” program was implemented in three long-term care facilities for a period of 12-months (March 2010-March 2011). The program involved education and training for nursing staff and care providers, oral health toolkits and care cards …

  • California Tobacco Control Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Health Literacy
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Policy
    • Secondary School
    • Tobacco use
    • Workplace

    The program uses a comprehensive framework that is based on the National Cancer Institute’s Standards for Comprehensive Smoking Prevention and Control and includes a focus on strategies for community norm change. In accordance with a collaborative grassroots approach to achieving …