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

  • The Good Food Box (GFB) program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Advocacy
    • Asset development
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Good Food Box (GFB)is an alternative food buying and distribution system that provides a variety of top-quality, fresh nutritious foods at an affordable price to low-income people. Regularly, once or twice a month, individuals and families place orders for …

  • Critical Time Intervention (CTI)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Housing Conditions
    • Income and social status
    • Male
    • Mental Illness
    • Physical environmental support
    • Social environmental support

    CTI is a time-limited intervention that overlaps the period before and after discharge from the institution to the community. The intervention involves two components: strengthening the individual’s long-term ties to services, family, and friends providing emotional and practical support during …

  • Enhancing Tobacco Control Policies in Northwest Indian Tribes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Aboriginal
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Policy
    • Tobacco use

    The aim of this program is to work with tribes to develop their own culturally appropriate tobacco use policies. In the original project, two American-Indian staff members of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board delivered the intervention. Tribal representatives …