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

  • Eating Patterns Study

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Societal
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy Eating

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of a low-intensity dietary intervention in primary care practice in lowering dietary fat intake and raising dietary fiber intake. A low intensity primary care practice intervention which consisted of two components: a self-help booklet and …

  • Life is Precious – Hmong Breast Cancer Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Organization
    • Societal
    • BP icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Ethnic Population
    • Health Literacy

    A culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention to improve the breast cancer screening rates among Hmong women. A 1 to 1 1/2 hour workshop was scheduled with small groups of women age 40 years and older. Intervention elements included the development …

  • Coping with Stress

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • BP icon
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    Coping with Stress is a group prevention intervention for youth at risk for future depression. The objective of this study is to prevent unipolar depressive episodes in a sample of ninth (9) and tenth (10) grade adolescents at risk for …