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

  • Well-rounded exercise program (WREP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The well-rounded exercise program (WREP) is a 6 month, twice weekly, program consisting of a combination of aerobic, resistance and flexibility training for older adults (aged 60 to 93) living in nursing homes or special nursing facilities.

  • Safe Routes to Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The Safe Routes to Schools program promotes walking to school. A quasi-experimental trial carried out to promote walking to school among school children aged nine (9) years old at two primary schools in Dunbartonshire, Scotland is described in this annotation. …

  • Footwear sole abrasion on melting and hard ice

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical environment
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Workplace
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Footwear sole wear by natural use or artificial abrasion either increases or decreases slip resistance on floors with and without lubricant. The objectives of this program are to propagate the use of slip resistance of abraded soles on melting and …