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

  • Water-Based Exercise Program for People with Chronic Stroke

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
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    This intervention consists of 8 weeks (3d/wk, 1h/session) of intensive water-based exercised in chest-level water at a local community center swimming pool (water temperature range, 26°-28°C). The exercise intervention consists of 10 minutes of land-based stretching, 5 minutes of light …

  • Sunny Days, Healthy Ways

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • BP icon
    • Cancer Icon 1
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Sun Safety

    The Sunny Days, Healthy Ways (SDHW) program is a school-based skin cancer prevention program that targets sun protection behaviours. The multi-unit program curriculum can be integrated into other school subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and others. SDHW has …

  • Healthy Families America

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • BP icon
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Maternal and Infant Health
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    • Social Support Networks

    Healthy Families America is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start by promoting positive parenting, enhancing child health and development, and preventing child abuse and neglect. Healthy Families …