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

  • Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Aboriginal
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    Gwich’in Outdoor Classroom project is a culture-based crime prevention program in the communities of Fort McPherson and Aklavik, Northwest Territories. The project is designed for Aboriginal children aged 6 to 12, living in remote northern communities. It was designed to …

  • Nurse Family Partnership

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Education and literacy
    • Home
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Maternal and Infant Health

    The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) has been demonstrated as a sustainable and transportable childhood injury prevention program based on the results of three large-scale randomized control trials and the clinical implementation of the program in 23 states. The program has been …

  • American Indian Not on Tobacco program (AI N-O-T)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Aboriginal
    • Behaviour change
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Secondary School
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Tobacco use

    American Indian N-O-T is an adaptation of the Not on Tobacco program. N-O-T consists of 10 hour-long sessions designed for 14-19-year-olds that occur once a week on average. The program addresses topics such as understanding reasons for smoking, preparing to …