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

  • Caring School Community

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Organization
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social environments

    Caring School Community (CSC), formerly called the Child Development Project, is a universal elementary school (K-6) improvement program aimed at promoting positive youth development. The program is designed to create a caring school environment characterized by kind and supportive relationships …

  • Chilean School-based Physical Activity Program for Adolescents

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Physical Activity

    The objective of this collaborative project was to initiate and evaluate the effects of a school-based physical activity program on physical fitness and mental health status of adolescents living in a low socioeconomic status area in Santiago, Chile. The study …

  • Safe Routes to Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • BP icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The Safe Routes to Schools program promotes walking to school. A quasi-experimental trial carried out to promote walking to school among school children aged nine (9) years old at two primary schools in Dunbartonshire, Scotland is described in this annotation. …