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

  • Forever….in motion

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The Forever…in motion program was developed to increase opportunities for physical activity among older adults living in congregate housing. The three components of the program are: low-intensity exercise, informal socialization and education sessions. The objective was to examine whether participation …

  • Targeted Mailing: Increasing Mammogram Screening Among the Elderly

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Culture
    • Female
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)

    The program uses a targeted mail intervention to increase awareness about the Medicare mammography reimbursement benefit and other low-cost screening options for diverse racial/ethnic groups of elderly women. The program seeks to address the question of whether elderly women will …

  • CookShop Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    The CookShop program is a school-based nutrition intervention targeting low-income children in a primary school setting. The program promotes the consumption of sustainable plant-based foods, in other words, unprocessed whole grains and vegetables. Sustainable diets have been shown to be …