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

  • VON SMART In-home and Group Functional Fitness Programs

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) – in-home exercise services and group functional fitness classes for seniors and older adults at VON sites. The VON SMART programs were developed to expand active living opportunities for seniors.

  • Women’s Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations (WHTFSMP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Female
    • Healthy Eating
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)

    The Women’s Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations (WHTFSMP) was a multi-center randomized trial in 1991-1995 sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. The WHTFSMP involved 2,208 women from Atlanta, Birmingham, and Miami, and its goals were to reduce fat …

  • What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is a relationship violence prevention program presented to Grade 9 to 12 students in two 1-hour or four 30-minute sessions. This program explores healthy and unhealthy peer romantic relationships with youth 12 years …