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

  • Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Mental Health
    • Tobacco use
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence is a comprehensive positive youth development and prevention program designed for school-wide and classroom implementation in grades 6-8 (children 12-14) to develop social and emotional competencies, citizenship skills, positive character, skills and attitudes for drug use …

  • Upstate New York Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Education Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The Upstate New York SBS Education Program is a hospital based parent education program designed to educate every parent of every child in Upstate New York about the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). This comprehensive, hospital-based, universal prevention program …

  • MORE OB – Taking care of life

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) is a three year patient safety program that engages all disciplines involved in childbirth including obstetricians, nurses, midwives, family physicians and hospital administrators. The program focuses on dealing with clinical obstetrical risk and adverse events. …