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

  • New Hope for an Oral Cancer Solution: Together We Can Make a Difference

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Cancer
    • Health Services
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Tobacco use

    Although dental practitioners are trained to identify premalignant and malignant lesions, an organized system is needed to offer guidance and to improve access to experts in diagnosis and management of these lesions. This article describes the many ways in which …

  • SLÍ NA SLÁINTE/Paths to Health

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment

    The Slí na Sláinte or ‘paths to health’ initiative was developed by the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) in association with Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships. Bright signposts mark walking routes at kilometre intervals. Along with walking routes, the …

  • I Can Problem Solve (ICPS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • daycare
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) Kindergarten and Primary school is a universal school-based program that focuses on enhancing the interpersonal cognitive processes and problem-solving skills of children ages 4-9. ICPS is based on the idea that there is a set …