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

  • Healthy Food Environments Pricing Incentives

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environmental support
    • Policy
    • Workplace

    Healthy Food Environments Pricing Incentives is a policy-based intervention which employs the use of pricing incentives for healthy foods and disincentives for unhealthy foods. It is designed to govern cafeterias, vending machines and hospital catered events. Developed by the NC …

  • Sunny Days, Healthy Ways

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Cancer
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Secondary School
    • Sun Safety
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Sunny Days, Healthy Ways (SDHW) program is a school-based skin cancer prevention program that targets sun protection behaviours. The multi-unit program curriculum can be integrated into other school subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and others. SDHW has …

  • Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment

    The Sonic Nap Alert Pattern (SNAP) is an innovative type of rumble strip developed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the 1980s to combat the growing number of Drift-Off-Road (DOR) accidents. SNAP is a narrow, continuous grooved pattern located just …