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

  • Nutrition and Food Policy in Norway

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy Eating
    • Policy

    To develop and adopt a food supply and nutrition policy intended to encourage a healthy diet and reduce fat consumption, promote domestic food production, promote agricultural development, and contribute to world food security. The Norwegian Parliament in 1975 adopted this …

  • Better Beginnings, Better Futures Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    Better Beginnings, Better Futures is one of the most ambitious Canadian research projects on the long-term impacts of early childhood prevention programming for children and their families living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The Better Beginnings, Better Futures model is designed to …

  • The Infant Health and Development Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • daycare
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Mental Illness
    • Prenatal

    The Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP) is designed to reduce the developmental and health problems of low birthweight, premature infants. Between the birth of a premature child and the age of 3, program families received services such as home …