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

  • 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 …

  • Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment

    The Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP) is an innovative type of rumble strip developed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the 1980s to combat the growing number of Drift-Off-Road (DOR) accidents. SNAP is a narrow, continuous grooved pattern located just …

  • 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.