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

  • Sudden Impact by ThinkFirst

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Presented in a video/DVD format by adolescent hosts, high school aged youth in are shown the real-life experiences of spinal cord injury victims. Sudden Impact educates its target audience about the gravity of diving injuries and how to dive safely. …

  • Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television viewing (SMART)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    This school-based program aims to prevent obesity in children through reducing the amount of time 3rd and 4th grade students spend in front of the television (i.e. watching television, watching movies/videos, or playing video games). It is thought that these …

  • Integrated Nutrition Program (INP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Integrated Nutrition Project (INP) was a school-based healthy eating program for low-income, multi-ethnic primary-school children. For the first 3 years of the program implementation, the focus was on fruit, vegetable and whole-grain consumption, but in the fourth year funding …