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

  • Sun Safe

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Child and Youth Camp
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Policy
    • Sun Safety

    The SunSafe intervention aims to enhance and promote sun protection of children ages 2 -9 years through the delivery of a multicomponent intervention in three settings: elementary schools and daycare centers, town beach areas, and primary care practices. Ten towns …

  • SmokeChange

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environment
    • Prenatal
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    SmokeChange is an intervention to reduce pregnant women’s exposure to smoking. A SmokeChange educator works with women and their families for up to one year to assist with making changes including smoking less, stopping smoking, and/or decreasing exposure to smoke …

  • Active & Safe Routes to School (Ontario)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
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    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    Safe Routes to School (SRTS) describes a community-based road safety program that aims to make a child’s journey to and from school safer. It may also encompass other goals such as reducing child pedestrian injuries, promoting safety, creating a cleaner …