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

  • Zippy’s Friends

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • daycare
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    Zippy’s Friends is a school-based program that aims to prevent the development of serious psychosocial problems, including suicidal behaviour, later in life by expanding children’s range of effective coping skills. The program is aimed at children 5–7 years old, and …

  • The Families and Schools Together (FAST) Babies Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Citizen empowerment
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • English
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • USA

    Baby FAST™ is a widely used, community-based, multi-family, group intervention model for young parents and their infants and toddlers (ages 0-3). The intervention strives to engage teenage mothers, enhance the mother-infant bond, increase feelings of parental efficacy, and enhance the …

  • Safe School Ambasssadors® (SSA) Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environments
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Safe School Ambassadors program is a student-centered, relationship-based strategy for improving school climate and reducing bullying, cyberbullying, violence, and other forms of youth mistreatment at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The SSA program harnesses the power of …