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

  • PeaceBuilders

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
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    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    PeaceBuilders is a research-validated, universal violence-prevention program that was designed and studied in elementary and middle schools (K-8) and implemented in more than 1200 schools and organizations nationwide. A high school program has been implemented in 24 locations since 2003, …

  • Nutrition Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
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    • Canada
    • Chronic Respiratory Diseases
    • English
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Prenatal

    The Nutrition and Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP) was a London-Ontario-based study that provided a combined nutrition and exercise program to overweight and obese pregnant women beginning in the 16th to 20th week of pregnancy. The program focused on appropriate …

  • Selected Systematic Review Sites

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    Attention: Click on the title of the Systematic Review to leave the Canadian Best Practices Portal and go directly to the external site. A systematic review of relevance to the Portal addresses health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Systematic reviews …