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

  • Truth Media Campaign

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Media
    • Tobacco use

    The “truth” media campaign started in February 2000 with annual funding of $100 million per year from 2000-2002. The American Legacy Foundation ran this from funding from the Master Settlement Agreement between tobacco companies and 46 U.S. States. This national …

  • Five-a-Day for Better Health

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Grocery Stores
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Workplace

    The National Cancer Institute’s 5-a-Day for Better Health Program is aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in America to at least five servings of fruits and/or vegetables on a daily basis. The 5-a-Day for Better Health Program was created …

  • Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television viewing (SMART)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    This school-based program aims to prevent obesity in children through reducing the amount of time 3rd and 4th grade students spend in front of the television (i.e. watching television, watching movies/videos, or playing video games). It is thought that these …