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

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    Categories associated with best practice:

    Behaviour-Related Risk Alcohol use/abuse Misuse of medications Preventing Violence Tobacco use Use/abuse of illegal drugs Chronic Condition Hypertension Metabolic Syndrome Obesity Prevention Community Settings Child and youth camp Community / Neighbourhood Grocery stores (food point of purchase) Health care setting …

  • Vitamin D supplement to reduce falls in elderly residents of long-term care facilities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Injury Prevention
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    Vitamin D has been shown to have a positive effect on the reduction of falls in elderly populations, as well as reducing fractures due to falls. The optimal daily intake is under debate; the current recommended dose for those aged …

  • Telephone Based Peer Support

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • English
    • Home
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Illness
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Social Support Networks
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    In this Ontario-based study, mothers who were within 2 weeks postpartum and were exhibiting beginning depressive symptomology received usual postpartum care plus telephone-based peer support from mothers who had previously experienced and recovered from postpartum depression. Peer volunteers provided emotional, …