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

  • Forever Free

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco use
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Forever Free is a program to prevent smoking relapse. It is focused on ex-smokers, and involves 8 brochures being sent to the participants’ home (either all at once or over time). A study found that those who had all 8 …

  • SLÍ NA SLÁINTE/Paths to Health

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment

    The Slí na Sláinte or ‘paths to health’ initiative was developed by the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) in association with Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships. Bright signposts mark walking routes at kilometre intervals. Along with walking routes, the …

  • Pacific Path Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The Pacific Path Program aims to reduce violence (physical, verbal, psychological) in our schools. This program for children from 4 years to 12 years, encourages the development of social skills in order to establish peaceful behaviour amoung youth. With the …