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

  • Exercise and Physical Functional Performance in Independent Older Adults

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The exercise program is designed to train multi-joint muscles in order to train all muscle groups important to performing daily tasks efficiently. Activities include use of various Stairmaster machines for lower body endurance and strength training. Free weights and rowing …

  • 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 …

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Discrimination
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social environments
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    A school-based intervention to help youth 13-16 explore misperceptions about other gay and lesbian youth in order to create learning environments that are safer and more inclusive. Six 44-55 minute whole-class sessions.