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

  • POWER – Preventing Obesity Without Eating like a Rabbit

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Male
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Social Support Networks
    • Workplace
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    INTERVENTION Male blue-collar shift workers rarely have been targeted in health promotion interventions. Shift work is seen as a risk factor for developing work related morbidity. POWER (Preventing Obesity Without Eating like a Rabbit) was a weight reduction program for …

  • Lifestyle Education for Activity Program (LEAP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environmental support
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    LEAP is a comprehensive school based intervention on physical activity for high school girls. Grounded in social cognitive theory, it involves changes to physical and health education instructional practices and the school environment. Six components of coordinated school health are …

  • Exercise Program for Osteoporosis

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    Eleven-month specific multicomponent dual-modality exercise program targeted towards post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. This program aimed to improve strength, aerobic capacity, balance, and joint mobility. The exercises were performed on land and in the water (thermal water), alternating group and home-based …