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 Interventions

  • MORE OB – Taking care of life

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    • Individual
    • Health Services
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    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Injury Prevention
    • Maternal and Infant Health

    MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) is a three year patient safety program that engages all disciplines involved in childbirth including obstetricians, nurses, midwives, family physicians and hospital administrators. The program focuses on dealing with clinical obstetrical risk and adverse events. …

  • Improving Cancer Screening Among Lesbians Over 50

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    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Literacy
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    A lesbian physician led a one-hour, didactic, lesbian-specific educational program on cancer screening, including a review of current research findings with regard to lesbians’ risk for cancer and 45 minutes of information on recommended cancer screening, followed by a 15-minute …

  • Take A Kid Trapping/Harvesting

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    • Culture
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
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    A land based program established in 2002 aims to provide Aboriginal school aged children with opportunities to participate in food harvesting activities and other traditional skills. The program is based on a need for younger generations to learn about and …