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 Interventions

  • Improving Cancer Screening Among Lesbians Over 50

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Literacy
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    A lesbian physician led a one-hour, didactic, lesbian-specific educational program on cancer screening, including a review of current research findings with regard to lesbians’ risk for cancer and 45 minutes of information on recommended cancer screening, followed by a 15-minute …

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) Yuma County

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    • Best Practices
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • daycare
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments

    NAP SACC – Yuma County was an adaptation of the original NAP SACC program developed by the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The NAP SACC program addressed the policies, practices and environmental characteristics of …

  • Reclaiming Our Ancestral Footsteps

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    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    A mental health promotion project for Mi’kmaq and Maliseet youth in Elsipogtog (Big Cove) First Nation in New Brunswick. It is a National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) project that consists of culture camps for youth 16-18 to learn …