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

  • Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Organization
    • Societal
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Culture
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The APPLE Schools is a comprehensive school health intervention implemented in selected schools from school jurisdictions in Alberta, in particular schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The primary goals of the project are to improve health behaviours among children and to …

  • The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Home
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    The Bully Prevention Program is a school-based, multilevel (individual, class, school), multi-component program designed for use in elementary, middle and junior high schools (ages 6 to 15) to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children. The program seeks to …

  • Check Your Drinking screener

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Home
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Check Your Drinking program is a self-administered, internet-based alcohol behaviour change intervention. The program was built primarily to target problem drinkers who do not seek traditional treatment programs, but it was created in such a way that non-problem drinkers …