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

  • Sunny Days, Healthy Ways

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    • Sun Safety

    The Sunny Days, Healthy Ways (SDHW) program is a school-based skin cancer prevention program that targets sun protection behaviours. The multi-unit program curriculum can be integrated into other school subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and others. SDHW has …

  • KiVa Antibullying Program

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    • Individual
    • Organization
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    The Finnish ministry of education has funded the development and evaluation of a new national antibullying program, KiVa (an acronym for Kiusaamista Vastaan, “against bullying”) since 2006. The program has been developed and initially evaluated in the University of Turku, …

  • Tar Wars

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
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    • Personal health practices and coping skills
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    Tar Wars is a school-based prevention education program, offered through the American Academy of Family Physicians, that targets students in grades 4 and 5 to prevent tobacco use. The program focuses on prevention through 3 main activities: a pre-activity by …