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

  • The Oral Health Component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey; 2007-2009

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The Canadian Health Measures Survey collected key information relevant to the health of Canadians in two phases. The first phase consisted of a personal interview designed to collect information related to nutrition, smoking habits, alcohol use, medical history, oral health …

  • Kahnawake School Diabetes Prevention Program (ON)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Diabetes
    • Elementary School
    • Health Literacy
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Social environments

    Community university partnership- school-based diabetes prevention program for 6-11 year olds; running since 1994; curriculum based health programming (10 -45 minute lessons per grade) for grades 1-6 along with supplementary community-wide activities.

  • Period of Purple Crying

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • USA

    The Period of PURPLE Crying® (PURPLE) program provides parents and caregivers with information on the association between crying and shaken baby syndrome. The program aims to educate parents about the dangers of shaking their babies and the importance of sharing …