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

  • 4-H Community All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Child and Youth Camp
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social environments
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    In response to the high number of ATV fatalities reported in Alaska in 1982, the Alaska 4-H initiated an ATV safety program in collaboration with health officials, educators, and Honda Motor Company. In 1986, National 4-H council offered to expand …

  • Right From The Start (RFTS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    “Right from the Start” (RFTS) is an 8-session parenting course designed to enhance parents’ skills in reading infant cues and responding sensitively. The course uses attachment theory as a framework and active adult learning principles. RFTS is appropriate for any …

  • Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Pharmacies
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Stroke

    The Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP) was designed to determine the feasibility of having Volunteer Peer Health Educators (VPHE) perform community-based blood pressure screening sessions and collaborate with pharmacists and family physicians to improve hypertension management in …