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

  • Get Fit for Active Living

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • 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+)

    Get Fit for Active Living is an eight week education and exercise program designed to introduce older adults to the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle. The program consists of two aerobic exercise classes, one weight-training class and a …

  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Education and literacy
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks

    The ASIST workshop is for professionals, paraprofessionals, and lay people who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST participants include mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth …

  • California Tobacco Control Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Health Literacy
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Policy
    • Secondary School
    • Tobacco use
    • Workplace

    The program uses a comprehensive framework that is based on the National Cancer Institute’s Standards for Comprehensive Smoking Prevention and Control and includes a focus on strategies for community norm change. In accordance with a collaborative grassroots approach to achieving …