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

  • Switch Play

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Diabetes
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    INTERVENTION The experimental intervention took place over one school year (10 months) at low SES schools in Australia. The primary aims were to prevent weight gain, reduce screen time, and maintain physical activity levels among ten-year-old students. Secondary objectives were …

  • SafeClub

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Education and literacy
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social environments
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    SafeClub was founded in 2002 in an effort to reduce soccer-related injuries. SafeClub is a training program targeting community clubs and assisting them in risk management. SafeClub is based on a 5-stage risk management model and the five stages include: …

  • Relapse Prevention for Postpartum Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Neo-natal
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Tobacco use

    This counselling intervention aims to prevent smoking cessation relapse in postpartum women. The woman receives a one-on-one counselling session with a nurse who learns about the woman’s smoking experiences and the individual context of her smoking cessation effort. The nurse …