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

  • Intervention centered on adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour (ICAPS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Diabetes
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical Activity

    The ‘Intervention centered on adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour’ (ICAPS) was designed to reduce weight gain and, as an underlying objective, cardiovascular risk in adolescents of eastern France. It is aimed at improving lifelong physical activity (PA) patterns by …

  • Talking About Mental Illness (TAMI)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Discrimination
    • Education and literacy
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    TAMI helps to increase awareness about mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Each community modified the program to reflect local realities and resources. TAMI consists of a two-hour presentation designed to give secondary school students facts about mental …

  • Promoting Mental Health – Raising Awareness

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Discrimination
    • Education and literacy
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Illness
    • Workplace

    This mental health promotion training course was commissioned by NHS Health Scotland. The overall aim of the training is to increase awareness of the importance of mental health to overall health and well-being, the many factors which contribute to it, …