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

  • Football Fans In Training (FFIT)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Healthy Eating
    • Male
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social Support Networks

    Intervention This 12-week weight-loss program, targeting overweight men, was delivered free of charge to male football fans of Scottish professional football clubs. The program was delivered by community coaches employed by the clubs, in weekly sessions that included advice on …

  • Period of Purple Crying

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • BP icon
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Period of PURPLE Crying® (PURPLE) program provides parents and caregivers with information on the association between crying and shaken baby syndrome. The program aims to educate parents about the dangers of shaking their babies and the importance of sharing …

  • Body & Soul

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Healthy Eating
    • Social Support Networks

    Body & Soul is a health program developed for African American churches, and was developed in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the University of North Carolina, the University of Michigan, and the National Cancer Institute. It combined two previously …