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

  • Respectful Relationships Program (SWOVA’S R+R)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Asset development
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Respectful Relationships (R+R) is a National and Provincial award winning schools-based primary violence prevention program for youth, developed by SWOVA. The Program developers have spent nearly a decade of research and development, refining their ideas about how to stop bullying, …

  • Sure Start Local Programmes (Children’s Centres)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Services
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Support Networks

    Sure Start Children’s Centres aimed to improve the health and well-being of families and children by improving services for families with children under four years of age and by developing new services where necessary to fill the gaps in provision, …

  • MasterMind: Empower Yourself With Mental Health

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social environments
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    MasterMind: Empower Yourself With Mental Health is a low-cost, six-week, classroom-based workshop that provides students with a “toolbox for mental health” by creating a safe environment for discussion of mental health and emotionally charged topics, by increasing student knowledge of …