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

  • Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Social environments

    SPARK strives to encourage enjoyable, age-appropriate physical activity during physical education classes and outside of school. SPARK is a 2-year intervention, which follows fourth grade students to the end of the fifth grade. There are two programs of the SPARK …

  • Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Mental Health
    • Tobacco use
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence is a comprehensive positive youth development and prevention program designed for school-wide and classroom implementation in grades 6-8 (children 12-14) to develop social and emotional competencies, citizenship skills, positive character, skills and attitudes for drug use …

  • 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 …