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

  • Lifeskills Training (LST)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1
    • Illegal Drugs Icon 3

    The LifeSkills Training program is a school-based program that aims to prevent tobacco, alcohol, and drug use in middle/junior high school students. The program is taught by classroom teachers using interactive teaching methods, such as group discussion, demonstration, and behavioural …

  • Community partners for healthy farming (CPHF), the Kentucky ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) project.

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environment
    • Workplace

    The primary goal of this multi-community, multi-collaborative and multi-faceted 3-year, quasi-experimental community trials project was to increase by 25% the number of ROPS (Rollover Protective Structures) and seat belts used on tractors and associated safe tractor operating behaviour. The principal …

  • Fast Break to Learning School Breakfast Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Income and social status
    • School Nutrition Icon 1

    Fast Break to Learning is an innovative universal school breakfast program that supports free breakfast for all students at 400 low-income elementary schools in Minnesota. Control schools offer breakfast on a sliding scale based on income, the previous practice. Impact …