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

  • Healthy Bergeyk

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Cancer
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Tobacco use

    Healthy Bergeyk was a community health project in the Dutch municipality of Bergeyk. The project was designed to reduce cancer-related risk behaviours, and the intervention included mass media messages, self help materials, small group activities, lectures and structural activities. This …

  • Project Alert

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Tobacco use
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Project ALERT is a school-based prevention program for middle or junior high school students. It focuses on preventing nonusers from experimenting with alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use and on preventing users from becoming more regular users or abusers. Based on …

  • High 5

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    High 5 is a school-based intervention for students in the fourth grade that aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to the recommended five servings per day. The program has three components: a classroom component, a parent component and a …