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

  • Eating Patterns Study

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Advocacy
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy Eating

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of a low-intensity dietary intervention in primary care practice in lowering dietary fat intake and raising dietary fiber intake. A low intensity primary care practice intervention which consisted of two components: a self-help booklet and …

  • 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 …

  • WITS Primary Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The WITS Primary Program brings together schools, families, children, and communities to prevent bullying and peer victimization. The program aims to create responsive environments that support schools, classrooms, communities and families in creating safe and happy places for children to …