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

  • 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
    • 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 …

  • High Intensity Endurance Training for 60- to 70-yr old Healthy Men

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The intervention involves twelve weeks of high-intensity endurance training in sedentary healthy older males. Participants attend exercise sessions of ~1hr in duration, 3 days/week for 12 weeks. An interval training regimen uses repeated 5-min bouts of high-intensity exercise followed by …

  • Fast Break to Learning School Breakfast Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Income and social status
    • School Nutrition Icon 1

    Fast Break to Learning is an innovative universal school breakfast program that supports free breakfast for all students at 400 low-income elementary schools in Minnesota. Control schools offer breakfast on a sliding scale based on income, the previous practice. Impact …