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 Eating, Active Communities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]
    • Social Support Networks

    Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) is a community-driven initiative which focuses on modifying the living environment to facilitate healthier choices. Strategies are selected to increase opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. Creation of supportive policies which affect the lives …

  • Stop & Think!

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Stop & Think! program aims to change the way that at-risk video lottery terminal (VLT) gamblers think about gambling and the odds of winning. The intervention uses cognitive restructuring and teaches problem-solving skills that help prevent the development of …

  • Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The P.A.R.T.Y. program is a 1-day injury awareness and prevention program for youth aged 15 years and older. The goal is to teach adolescents to recognize their injury risks and make informed decisions to reduce them. It focuses on making …