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

  • RugbySmart

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    RugbySmart addresses and facilitates the roles that coaches, players and referees can play to reduce injuries in rugby games. RugbySmart is based around ACC SportSmart, a 10-point action plan that aims to optimize peak performance while simultaneously preventing injury. Since …

  • Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors II (CHAMPS II)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Social Support Networks

    CHAMPS II is a one-year intervention which aims to increase the lifetime physical activity levels of seniors. The three programs of this intervention: individual planning session; ten monthly group workshops; and telephone calls. More information

  • Operation Headway

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Legislation development
    • Social environmental support

    The program relies heavily on the commitment of both Municipal Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to actively enforce the provincial helmet legislation. When riders are ticketed by police, they are given the option to either pay the fine …