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

  • Active & Safe Routes to School (Ontario)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    Safe Routes to School (SRTS) describes a community-based road safety program that aims to make a child’s journey to and from school safer. It may also encompass other goals such as reducing child pedestrian injuries, promoting safety, creating a cleaner …

  • Community partners for healthy farming (CPHF), the Kentucky ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) project.

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Employment and working conditions
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment
    • Workplace
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The primary goal of this multi-community, multi-collaborative and multi-faceted 3-year, quasi-experimental community trials project was to increase by 25% the number of ROPS (Rollover Protective Structures) and seat belts used on tractors and associated safe tractor operating behaviour. The principal …

  • Early Risers

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence

    A multi-component program for children aged 6-12 years who exhibit early adjustment difficulties (i.e., aggressive behaviour). The target of the program is to provide early intervention to mitigate later risky behaviours such as substance abuse. The program is delivered over …