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 Interventions

  • Intervention targeting multiple risk factors for falls in seniors residing in long-term care facilities

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Health Services
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Injury Prevention

    The aim of this multicomponent intervention was to reduce the many risks for falls and fall-related injuries among elderly residents of residential care facilities. The first step of the intervention was to assess all residents for fall risk. A resident …

  • Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Canada
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    The P.A.R.T.Y. program is a 1-day injury awareness and prevention program for youth aged 15 years and older. The goal is to teach adolescents to recognize their injury risks and make informed decisions to reduce them. It focuses on making …

  • Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Culture
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity

    A multifaceted diabetes prevention program implemented over the past 20 years in a remote fly-in First Nations community in northern Ontario. The intervention involves: a school-based diabetes curriculum for children in grades 3 and 4; a diabetes radio show; and …