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

  • Swim to Survive

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention

    Swim to Survive provides basic swim survival training. It provides the essential self-rescue skills a person needs to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. The skills taught within the program are easy to learn and can be acquired in …

  • Prince Edward Island School-Based Preventive Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Secondary School

    Prince Edward Island provides comprehensive, school-based preventive dental services for all school-aged children and adolescents. The program was developed and expanded over a period of time and today covers 100% of the elementary schools in the province, and all of …

  • About Best Practices

    Categories associated with best practice:

    This section of the Portal provides a searchable list of evaluated community and population health interventions relevant to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. It was designed to help Canadian public health practitioners and decision makers identify suitable interventions that …