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

  • Finding Balance

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Health Services
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Pharmacies
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    A social marketing campaign to increase awareness of falls prevention among seniors with a supportive network and tools for multidisciplinary practitioners.

  • Food Dudes (UK)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Food Security
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Home

    Studies evaluated the effects of four different procedures on children’s consumption of a range of fruit and vegetables presented to them. The procedures were as follows: fruit and vegetable presentation only; rewarded taste exposure; peer modelling; and rewarded taste exposure …

  • Caring School Community

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Elementary School
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social environments

    Caring School Community (CSC), formerly called the Child Development Project, is a universal elementary school (K-6) improvement program aimed at promoting positive youth development. The program is designed to create a caring school environment characterized by kind and supportive relationships …