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

  • Halton Oral Health Outreach Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Home
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The Halton Oral Health Outreach (HOHO) Program is a community-based model for providing access to oral health preventive and treatment services for adults with special needs and the frail elderly , living in long-term care homes, hospitals and in the …

  • Project TrEAT

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development

    Project TrEAT (Trial for Early Alcohol Treatment) aims to reduce alcohol use in problem drinkers. Project TrEAT consists of two 15-minute visits with the participant’s GP, scheduled one month apart. A workbook is provided to the physician that contains the …

  • Food Services + Cooking + Gardening + Education

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    This intervention was created by a community collaborative comprised of representatives from a school district, a group dedicated to teaching sustainable living and a private foundation. Implemented with a cohort of elementary students in grades four and five who were …