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

  • Latrobe Safe Communities: Latrobe Valley Better Health Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Societal
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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The project is based upon a successful Swedish model implemented during the 1980s. It targets home, playground and sports injuries, and alcohol misuse among youth. Using a community intervention approach, the primary aim is to prevent injuries by reducing hazards …

  • No Falls! No Fear! Falls Prevention Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
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    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    This program was a 2-year (1996-1997) health promotion project in Queensland, Australia, targeting healthy seniors living in their communities. Due to concern amongst the Queensland Health Promotion Council and the Healthy Ageing Research Unit about the lack of programs for …

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) Yuma County

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
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    • daycare
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments

    NAP SACC – Yuma County was an adaptation of the original NAP SACC program developed by the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The NAP SACC program addressed the policies, practices and environmental characteristics of …