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

  • Sun Safe

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Societal
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
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    • Health Care Setting
    • Sun Safety

    The SunSafe intervention aims to enhance and promote sun protection of children ages 2 -9 years through the delivery of a multicomponent intervention in three settings: elementary schools and daycare centers, town beach areas, and primary care practices. Ten towns …

  • Stop Dragging Your Butt: Smoking Cessation and the GLBT Community

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1

    This project’s main objective was to provide and further develop LGBT-specific smoking cessation programs designed for both men and women. It was designed with the understanding that LGBT people may lead lifestyles that are quite different from the ‘mainstream’ in …

  • Reclaiming Our Ancestral Footsteps

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    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    A mental health promotion project for Mi’kmaq and Maliseet youth in Elsipogtog (Big Cove) First Nation in New Brunswick. It is a National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) project that consists of culture camps for youth 16-18 to learn …