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

  • Stay on Your Feet (SOYF)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The goal of the program is to decrease the number and severity of falls experienced by people over 60 years of age through multi-component interventions whose success could be measured. Government and non-government organizations, including the Department of Housing and …

  • Period of Purple Crying

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • English
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • USA

    The Period of PURPLE Crying® (PURPLE) program provides parents and caregivers with information on the association between crying and shaken baby syndrome. The program aims to educate parents about the dangers of shaking their babies and the importance of sharing …

  • SmokeChange

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environment
    • Prenatal
    • Tobacco use

    SmokeChange is an intervention to reduce pregnant women’s exposure to smoking. A SmokeChange educator works with women and their families for up to one year to assist with making changes including smoking less, stopping smoking, and/or decreasing exposure to smoke …