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

  • Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The P.A.R.T.Y. program is a 1-day injury awareness and prevention program for youth aged 15 years and older. The goal is to teach adolescents to recognize their injury risks and make informed decisions to reduce them. It focuses on making …

  • Mailed Reminder for Appointment Keeping for Colonoscopy Screening

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Cancer
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)

    In an effort to reduce non-adherence to screening colonoscopy, the referring physician’s office mails patients a one-page, two-sided brochure shortly after they receive referrals for a colonoscopy procedure. This program is an example of Client reminder interventions and small media …

  • Food Services + Cooking + Gardening + Education

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    This intervention was created by a community collaborative comprised of representatives from a school district, a group dedicated to teaching sustainable living and a private foundation. Implemented with a cohort of elementary students in grades four and five who were …