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

  • Vitamin D supplement to reduce falls in elderly residents of long-term care facilities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Injury Prevention
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    Vitamin D has been shown to have a positive effect on the reduction of falls in elderly populations, as well as reducing fractures due to falls. The optimal daily intake is under debate; the current recommended dose for those aged …

  • The Rural Mental Health Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Mental Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    This initiative brings together two rural community projects, the Mind Matters Project in Raphoe, County, Donegal and the Rural Health and Social Wellbeing Project in Draperstown, County Londonderry/Derry, in developing a community model of mental health promotion employing cross-border and …

  • Worker Participatory Program for Improving Mental Health and Work Environments

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Illness
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Social environmental support
    • Workplace

    The Mental Health Action Checklist for a Better Workplace Environment (MHACL) is a tool for a worker participatory approach to improve work environments for worker mental health. The effects of an organizational intervention using MHACL on reducing job stressors and …