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

  • Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Societal
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments
    • Workplace

    INTERVENTION The intervention was carried out between 2006 and 2008 at Dow Chemistry Company, a large science and technology enterprise with sites in different US states. The intervention consisted of changing the workplace environment to increase employees’ level of physical …

  • Action Schools! BC

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    Action Schools! BC is a multi-phase, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting physical activity and healthy eating in elementary schools (grades four to seven). Action Schools! BC provides an Action Model for targeting the school environment and involves families, teachers, principals and school …

  • Food Services + Cooking + Gardening + Education

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Icon 1

    This intervention was created by a community collaborative comprised of representatives from a school district, a group dedicated to teaching sustainable living and a private foundation. Implemented with a cohort of elementary students in grades four and five who were …