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

  • Sudden Impact by ThinkFirst

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    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Canada
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
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    Presented in a video/DVD format by adolescent hosts, high school aged youth in are shown the real-life experiences of spinal cord injury victims. Sudden Impact educates its target audience about the gravity of diving injuries and how to dive safely. …

  • Selected Systematic Review Sites

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    • Best Practices

    Attention: Click on the title of the Systematic Review to leave the Canadian Best Practices Portal and go directly to the external site. A systematic review of relevance to the Portal addresses health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Systematic reviews …

  • Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment Camp, Nunavut

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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
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    • Social Support Networks

    A summer camp program developed out of 1.5 year consultation process with youth, parents community members and teachers in Nunavut. This 10-day land and community-based camp focuses on fostering wellness, positive Inuit identity, community-building and skill-building.