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

  • Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support
    • Social environments

    Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is an evidence-based, multi-level parenting and family support strategy. It aims to prevent severe behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents. The program is formed …

  • Right From The Start (RFTS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    “Right from the Start” (RFTS) is an 8-session parenting course designed to enhance parents’ skills in reading infant cues and responding sensitively. The course uses attachment theory as a framework and active adult learning principles. RFTS is appropriate for any …

  • Calgary Health Region Collective Kitchen Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The purpose of Collective Kitchen Program was to alleviate the consequences of food insecurity in Calgary by providing food-insecure people with opportunities for nutrition education and socialization. Each kitchen, organized by a coordinator, brought together a small group of people …