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

  • Families and Schools Together (F&ST)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Organization
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Healthy child development
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    • Social Support Networks
    • Illegal Drugs Icon 3

    Families & Schools Together (F&ST, pronounced FAST) is a group-based family program that strengthens the parent–child bond, family functioning and family social networks and thus reduces children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. The program has a general and a targeted approach: …

  • Project Toward No Tobacco Use (TNT)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    Project Toward No Tobacco Use (TNT) is a comprehensive, classroom-based curriculum designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use in youth 10 to 15 years old in grades five through ten. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to …

  • RespectED: It’s Not Your Fault

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    It’s Not Your Fault, which has been around since 1984, explores why abuse and neglect occur and where youth can go for help. It is a 2 – 22 hour program to help young people, aged 12 and older, identify …