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

  • TD Think First for Kids

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention

    Think First for Kids is a 6-week comprehensive brain and spinal cord injury prevention program for children in grades 1, 2, and 3. The original program has been extended to grades K to 8 and includes developmentally appropriate classroom interactions …

  • Travis County CATCH

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    The Travis County CATCH intervention was created to minimize obesity in children in kindergarten through grade five. Researchers tested two versions of the CATCH program – the CATCH BasicPlus (BP), a modified version of the 2003 school-based CATCH program, and …

  • Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Pharmacies
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Stroke

    The Airdrie Community Hypertension Awareness and Management Program (A-CHAMP) was designed to determine the feasibility of having Volunteer Peer Health Educators (VPHE) perform community-based blood pressure screening sessions and collaborate with pharmacists and family physicians to improve hypertension management in …