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

  • Penn Resiliency Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Culture
    • Elementary School
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness

    Two studies were designed to investigate the efficacy of a modified Penn Resiliency Program (i.e. a school based depression prevention program) that was delivered to low-income minority students (i.e. Latino students of Puerto Rican descent and African American students) in …

  • TD Think First for Kids

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention

    Think First for Kids is a 6-week comprehensive brain and spinal cord injury prevention program for children in grades 1, 2, and 3. The original program has been extended to grades K to 8 and includes developmentally appropriate classroom interactions …

  • ESPACE Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The ESPACE Program is a child sexual abuse prevention program which is an adapted version of the American Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP). The program was offered to first and third (1 and 3) grade children at two schools located …