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

  • Nutrition and Food Policy in Norway

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy Eating
    • Policy

    To develop and adopt a food supply and nutrition policy intended to encourage a healthy diet and reduce fat consumption, promote domestic food production, promote agricultural development, and contribute to world food security. The Norwegian Parliament in 1975 adopted this …

  • American Indian Not on Tobacco program (AI N-O-T)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Incremental Innovation
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    • Social Support Networks
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    American Indian N-O-T is an adaptation of the Not on Tobacco program. N-O-T consists of 10 hour-long sessions designed for 14-19-year-olds that occur once a week on average. The program addresses topics such as understanding reasons for smoking, preparing to …

  • Good Behavior Game

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
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    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom-based behaviour management strategy that promotes pro-social behaviour and reduces aggressive and disruptive behaviour; it reinforces inhibition in a group context in elementary school classrooms. Key Words: classroom management; contingency management; group contingency