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

  • MORE OB – Taking care of life

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Services
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) is a three year patient safety program that engages all disciplines involved in childbirth including obstetricians, nurses, midwives, family physicians and hospital administrators. The program focuses on dealing with clinical obstetrical risk and adverse events. …

  • Penn Resiliency Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Culture
    • Elementary School
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness

    Two studies were designed to investigate the efficacy of a modified Penn Resiliency Program (i.e. a school based depression prevention program) that was delivered to low-income minority students (i.e. Latino students of Puerto Rican descent and African American students) in …

  • Good Behavior Game

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom-based behaviour management strategy that promotes pro-social behaviour and reduces aggressive and disruptive behaviour; it reinforces inhibition in a group context in elementary school classrooms.