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

  • Exercise Program for Osteoporosis

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    Eleven-month specific multicomponent dual-modality exercise program targeted towards post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. This program aimed to improve strength, aerobic capacity, balance, and joint mobility. The exercises were performed on land and in the water (thermal water), alternating group and home-based …

  • Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening (EPICS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Female
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy
    • Older adults (age 50-69)

    The main objective of Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening (EPICS) is to increase the number and effectiveness of primary care physicians’ efforts to encourage women to undergo regular mammography. The program employs a physician-based educational curriculum on mammography …

  • Sun Safe

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Cancer
    • Child and Youth Camp
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Policy
    • Sun Safety

    The SunSafe intervention aims to enhance and promote sun protection of children ages 2 -9 years through the delivery of a multicomponent intervention in three settings: elementary schools and daycare centers, town beach areas, and primary care practices. Ten towns …