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

  • Sheway

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Use/abuse of illegal drugs

    Sheway is a community outreach program for childbearing women and their children who live in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The program aims to help women access prenatal care and a range of other supports during pregnancy; provide education, referrals …

  • Food Skills for Families

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Ethnic Population
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support

    Led by the Canadian Diabetes Association and the B.C. Healthy Living Alliance and funded by ActNow BC, Food Skills for Families is designed for low-income, Aboriginal, Punjabi or new immigrant families in British Columbia communities and offered at no charge. …

  • Connect© program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Elementary School
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Connect is a manualized, 10-session program for parents or alternative caregivers of pre-teens and teens who struggle with significant behaviour problems and other mental health issues that focuses on the building blocks of secure attachment: parental sensitivity, cooperation, reflective capacity, …