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 Interventions

  • Alaska Focus on Safety

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Injury Prevention

    The Alaska FOCUS on Safety program was founded in 2004 and was adopted from the Alaska Risk Watch curriculum to better address the needs of the children in rural Alaskan communities. Alaska FOCUS on Safety is research-based with injury statistics …

  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation program is a hospital-based intervention intended to identify and treat tobacco users. It takes advantage of the increased receptivity to smoking cessation interventions that hospitalization may evoke in the patients. This innovative strategy was …

  • Take A Kid Trapping/Harvesting

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Culture
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    A land based program established in 2002 aims to provide Aboriginal school aged children with opportunities to participate in food harvesting activities and other traditional skills. The program is based on a need for younger generations to learn about and …