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

  • Home-Based Well-Rounded Exercise Program (WREP) for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    A twelve week well rounded exercise program for sedentary, community-dwelling older adults which includes aerobic exercise (walking) on about three days per week for thirty-seven minutes per day; elastic band resistance exercises for the major muscle groups on about three …

  • Consumer directed health information resources – culturally sensitive videos

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Health Literacy
    • Health Services
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Media

    Consumer-directed health information resources hold great potential for improving public health and easing the demand on health systems. To determine whether British Columbia’s ethnocultural communities are using the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Health’s BC HealthGuide (BCHG) program, a series …

  • Families and Schools Together (F&ST)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Families & Schools Together (F&ST, pronounced FAST) is a group-based family program that strengthens the parent–child bond, family functioning and family social networks and thus reduces children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. The program has a general and a targeted approach: …