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

  • Community Fitness and Mobility Exercise for Older Adults with Chronic Stroke

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Stroke

    This community-based program aims to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, mobility, leg muscle strength, balance and hip bone mineral density (BMD) in people with stroke. Sessions are one hour, three times per week for 19 weeks.

  • SafeCare Model

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Neo-natal
    • Preventing Violence

    SafeCare is an evidence-based parenting program for at-risk and maltreating parents that addresses the social and family ecology in which child maltreatment occurs. This model addresses the health risks for children and the psychosocial risks that research shows are associated …

  • Born equal – Growing Healthy

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Female
    • Health Literacy
    • Healthy child development
    • Income and social status
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Tobacco use

    An integrated pre- and postnatal programme. It includes many targets, from the individual to comprehensive environment, and requires three intervention strategies: potential individual reinforcement, reinforcement of the environment and influence (political or media activity). Finally, it targets the whole set …