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

  • Physical Activity in Sedentary Working Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Female
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Workplace

    This study examines the effectiveness of a brief, tailored counselling intervention for increasing physical activity in sedentary women when delivered in the workplace. This study links to the systematic review evidence provided in the following article: David Ogilvie, Charles E …

  • 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 …

  • Project Alert

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Tobacco use
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Project ALERT is a school-based prevention program for middle or junior high school students. It focuses on preventing nonusers from experimenting with alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use and on preventing users from becoming more regular users or abusers. Based on …