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

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) Yuma County

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • BP icon
    • daycare
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments

    NAP SACC – Yuma County was an adaptation of the original NAP SACC program developed by the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The NAP SACC program addressed the policies, practices and environmental characteristics of …

  • Aerobic Exercise for Sedentary and Functionally Limited Adults

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Physical Activity

    The program is a specialized exercise intervention for older adults to enhance spinal flexibility and improve physical functioning. This intervention links to the Community Guide systematic review which found that individually-adapted health behavior change programs are effective in getting people …

  • Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Organization
    • Societal
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Culture
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The APPLE Schools is a comprehensive school health intervention implemented in selected schools from school jurisdictions in Alberta, in particular schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The primary goals of the project are to improve health behaviours among children and to …