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

  • Nutrition Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Chronic Respiratory Diseases
    • English
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Prenatal

    The Nutrition and Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP) was a London-Ontario-based study that provided a combined nutrition and exercise program to overweight and obese pregnant women beginning in the 16th to 20th week of pregnancy. The program focused on appropriate …

  • Waabishki Mkwaa Singers Hand-Drumming Circle

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Culture
    • Female
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Mental Health
    • Social Support Networks

    The study used an Aboriginal Women’s Hand Drumming (AWHD) Circle of Life framework—a framework developed by the co-researchers of the study—to explore the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional benefits of Aboriginal women’s hand-drumming practices. This study also examined the ways …

  • The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Model

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Care Setting
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    The SEEK project offers a practical approach to the identification and management of targeted risk factors for child maltreatment for families with children aged 0-5, integrated into pediatric primary care. In addressing these problems, SEEK aims to strengthen families, support …