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

  • Project EX-4

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Tobacco use

    Project EX-4 is classroom-based smoking cessation and smoking prevention program for youth. It involves 8 sessions (45 minutes each) over a 6 week time period. It uses engaging and motivating activities to prevent, reduce, or stop smoking among adolescents. The …

  • Violence Intervention Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that a hospital-based violence intervention program can help break the cycle of violence and violent crimes that often lead to traumatic injuries. The foundation to develop Violence Intervention Program …

  • Communities that Care

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Mental Health
    • Secondary School
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Communities That Care (CTC) is a risk-and-protection-based system that enables local communities to engage in multi-level, multi-sectoral prevention planning and implement evidence-based programs. The purpose of CTC is to prevent common youth problems (substance abuse, delinquency, violence, teen pregnancy, school …