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

  • Improving Cancer Screening Among Lesbians Over 50

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Health Literacy
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    A lesbian physician led a one-hour, didactic, lesbian-specific educational program on cancer screening, including a review of current research findings with regard to lesbians’ risk for cancer and 45 minutes of information on recommended cancer screening, followed by a 15-minute …

  • Chaque jour, moi j’croque 5 fruits et légumes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support

    The program Chaque jour, moi j’croque 5 fruits et légumes [5 fruit & veggies: My daily crunch! ] was established by the Association régionale du sport étudiant de Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches (ARSEQCA) in 2002. Its goal is to promote the …

  • 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 …