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

  • Computer-Tailored Feedback For Nutrition Information

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    Computer-tailored feedback for nutrition information was a program delivered to working adults in order to improve dietary habits. Participants were required to complete a computerized screening questionnaire that assessed dietary habits, including fat, vegetable and fruit intake, as well as …

  • Sure Start Local Programmes (Children’s Centres)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Health Services
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • BP icon
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    Sure Start Children’s Centres aimed to improve the health and well-being of families and children by improving services for families with children under four years of age and by developing new services where necessary to fill the gaps in provision, …

  • Integrated Nutrition Program (INP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Integrated Nutrition Project (INP) was a school-based healthy eating program for low-income, multi-ethnic primary-school children. For the first 3 years of the program implementation, the focus was on fruit, vegetable and whole-grain consumption, but in the fourth year funding …