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

  • ESPACE Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks

    The ESPACE Program is a child sexual abuse prevention program which is an adapted version of the American Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP). The program was offered to first and third (1 and 3) grade children at two schools located …

  • Groningen Active Living Model (GALM)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The Groningen Active Living Model (GALM) was developed as a strategy to promote physical activity in sedentary older adults between the ages of 55 and 65. The GALM strategy is based on a model of behavioral change and can be …

  • Bii Zin Da-De-Dah

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health

    An adaptation of the U.S developed Strengthening Families Program, followed by an Indigenous adaptation in the US with moderately positive results and by PHAC in 2011 for a number Aboriginal communities in Canada. This family-centred drug and alcohol abuse program …