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

  • RespectED: It’s Not Your Fault

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    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 …

  • Vitamin D supplement to reduce falls in elderly residents of long-term care facilities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Injury Prevention
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    Vitamin D has been shown to have a positive effect on the reduction of falls in elderly populations, as well as reducing fractures due to falls. The optimal daily intake is under debate; the current recommended dose for those aged …

  • Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors II (CHAMPS II)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Social Support Networks

    CHAMPS II is a one-year intervention which aims to increase the lifetime physical activity levels of seniors. The three programs of this intervention: individual planning session; ten monthly group workshops; and telephone calls. More information