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

  • Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Organization
    • Societal
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
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    • Canada
    • Culture
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    • Education and literacy
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    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The APPLE Schools is a comprehensive school health intervention implemented in selected schools from school jurisdictions in Alberta, in particular schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The primary goals of the project are to improve health behaviours among children and to …

  • Upstate New York Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Education Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
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    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    The Upstate New York SBS Education Program is a hospital based parent education program designed to educate every parent of every child in Upstate New York about the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). This comprehensive, hospital-based, universal prevention program …

  • KiVa Antibullying Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
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    • Elementary School Icon 1
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    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
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    The Finnish ministry of education has funded the development and evaluation of a new national antibullying program, KiVa (an acronym for Kiusaamista Vastaan, “against bullying”) since 2006. The program has been developed and initially evaluated in the University of Turku, …