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

  • Safe Routes to Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The Safe Routes to Schools program promotes walking to school. A quasi-experimental trial carried out to promote walking to school among school children aged nine (9) years old at two primary schools in Dunbartonshire, Scotland is described in this annotation. …

  • Preventive Intervention Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Illness
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Preventive Intervention Project is a targeted intervention for children living with depressed parents. These children have been shown to be at higher risk for the development of mental health problems relative to children with non-ill parents. Thus, this intervention …

  • CookShop Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    The CookShop program is a school-based nutrition intervention targeting low-income children in a primary school setting. The program promotes the consumption of sustainable plant-based foods, in other words, unprocessed whole grains and vegetables. Sustainable diets have been shown to be …