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

  • Consumer directed health information resources – culturally sensitive videos

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Health Literacy
    • Health Services
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Media

    Consumer-directed health information resources hold great potential for improving public health and easing the demand on health systems. To determine whether British Columbia’s ethnocultural communities are using the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Health’s BC HealthGuide (BCHG) program, a series …

  • Optimism and Lifeskills Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health

    Aussie Optimism provides teachers, practitioners and parents with practical strategies and resources for developing children’s social competence, self-management, and positive thinking in every day life, during times of stress, and across transitions, like the move to high school. The programs …

  • Lions Quest: Skills for Action

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Life-long learning opportunities
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Lions Quest Skills for Action Program is for youth in grades 9 through 12. As one of Lions Quest’s well evaluated programs, it teaches essential life skills that support character development, social and emotional learning, civic values, substance and violence …