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

  • Operation Headway

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Legislation development
    • Social environmental support

    The program relies heavily on the commitment of both Municipal Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to actively enforce the provincial helmet legislation. When riders are ticketed by police, they are given the option to either pay the fine …

  • Group-Mediated, Behavioural Physical Activity Promotion

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social environments

    This six-month intervention aims to increase the physical activity levels of seniors. The intervention consists of three programs: centre-based exercise; group-mediated behavioural education; and home-based exercise.

  • Take 5: 5-10 a day…your way. Vegetable and Fruit Behaviour Change Intervention

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Food Security
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Healthy Eating
    • Policy

    Community-based behavioural intervention developed by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) to inform, educate, and stimulate behaviour change related to vegetable and fruit acquisition, reparation, storage in Ontario women aged 25-45 and their families, in order to support them to consume 5 …