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

  • Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • daycare
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices is an early-childhood prevention program designed to promote social and emotional competence in children ages 3 to 8 by enhancing teachers’ abilities to create nurturing classroom environments and to foster children’s development of resilience-related …

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • BP icon
    • Discrimination
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social environments
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    A school-based intervention to help youth 13-16 explore misperceptions about other gay and lesbian youth in order to create learning environments that are safer and more inclusive. Six 44-55 minute whole-class sessions.

  • Stop Dragging Your Butt: Smoking Cessation and the GLBT Community

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    This project’s main objective was to provide and further develop LGBT-specific smoking cessation programs designed for both men and women. It was designed with the understanding that LGBT people may lead lifestyles that are quite different from the ‘mainstream’ in …