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

  • Nurse Family Partnership

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Education and literacy
    • Home
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Maternal and Infant Health

    The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) has been demonstrated as a sustainable and transportable childhood injury prevention program based on the results of three large-scale randomized control trials and the clinical implementation of the program in 23 states. The program has been …

  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco use
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation program is a hospital-based intervention intended to identify and treat tobacco users. It takes advantage of the increased receptivity to smoking cessation interventions that hospitalization may evoke in the patients. This innovative strategy was …

  • Coping with Stress

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness
    • Secondary School

    Coping with Stress is a group prevention intervention for youth at risk for future depression. The objective of this study is to prevent unipolar depressive episodes in a sample of ninth (9) and tenth (10) grade adolescents at risk for …