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

  • Protecting You/Protecting Me

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    This is a program by Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers in the U.S. for children in grades 1 through 5. It is a classroom-based alcohol prevention and vehicle safety program. Eight lessons are taught each year for 5 years, totaling 40 …

  • VON SMART In-home and Group Functional Fitness Programs

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) – in-home exercise services and group functional fitness classes for seniors and older adults at VON sites. The VON SMART programs were developed to expand active living opportunities for seniors. Key Words: seniors; …

  • Exercise and Physical Functional Performance in Independent Older Adults

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The exercise program is designed to train multi-joint muscles in order to train all muscle groups important to performing daily tasks efficiently. Activities include use of various Stairmaster machines for lower body endurance and strength training. Free weights and rowing …