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

  • Physically Active for Life (PAL)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Physical Activity

    Physically Active for Life is a health care office-based physical activity counseling intervention for adults aged 50 years and older. Integrating a patient-centered model of counseling with principals of the Transtheoretical Model of Change, social-cognitive theory, and health education theory, …

  • PROSPECT – Prevention of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly: Collaborative Trial

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Mental Illness
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    The PROSPECT intervention was a community-based primary care initiative that aimed to reduce suicide risk in older, depressed people by focusing on physician education and patient adherence behaviours. The premise of PROSPECT was that the most effective approach to deterring …

  • Stay on Your Feet (SOYF)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The goal of the program is to decrease the number and severity of falls experienced by people over 60 years of age through multi-component interventions whose success could be measured. Government and non-government organizations, including the Department of Housing and …