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

  • BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Asset development
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Education and literacy
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Maternal and Infant Health

    The BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program targets low-income pregnant women and low-income families with children. The initiative gives participants enrolled in cooking and skill-building programs in BC $15.00 coupons each week throughout the summer and early fall to buy …

  • 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 …

  • Promoting Lifetime Activity for Youth (PLAY)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Social environments
    • Social Support Networks

    PLAY is an elementary school-based intervention for children in grades 4-6 that aims to increase physical activity levels. The intervention seeks to teach children active lifestyle habits and encourage them to accumulate 30-60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity …