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

  • Breast Cancer Screening Among Non-adherent Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Services
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)

    The program is designed to address some barriers to mammography screening and to identify strategies for motivating women to undergo regular mammography. The program is guided by the Stages of Change Model, which explains the process of change for either …

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Discrimination
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social environments
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    A school-based intervention to help youth 13-16 explore misperceptions about other gay and lesbian youth in order to create learning environments that are safer and more inclusive. Six 44-55 minute whole-class sessions.

  • Sunny Days, Healthy Ways

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Cancer
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Secondary School
    • Sun Safety
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Sunny Days, Healthy Ways (SDHW) program is a school-based skin cancer prevention program that targets sun protection behaviours. The multi-unit program curriculum can be integrated into other school subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and others. SDHW has …