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

  • Relapse Prevention for Postpartum Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Neo-natal
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Tobacco use

    This counselling intervention aims to prevent smoking cessation relapse in postpartum women. The woman receives a one-on-one counselling session with a nurse who learns about the woman’s smoking experiences and the individual context of her smoking cessation effort. The nurse …

  • 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 …

  • Halton Oral Health Outreach Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Home
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    The Halton Oral Health Outreach (HOHO) Program is a community-based model for providing access to oral health preventive and treatment services for adults with special needs and the frail elderly , living in long-term care homes, hospitals and in the …