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

  • Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community
    • Societal
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    • Canada
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • School Nutrition Icon 1
    • Social environments

    Seven elementary and one middle school in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, participated in a 3-year comprehensive program to address risk factors for diabetes – nutrition and physical activity levels. The program followed a community development approach that facilitated partnership …

  • Roundabouts

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environment

    Roundabouts are used moderately throughout Europe and Asia as a form of intersection control. Although roundabouts have been used in other countries for a number of years, they have only recently received attention in North America. Research has proven that …

  • Home-Based Well-Rounded Exercise Program (WREP) for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    A twelve week well rounded exercise program for sedentary, community-dwelling older adults which includes aerobic exercise (walking) on about three days per week for thirty-seven minutes per day; elastic band resistance exercises for the major muscle groups on about three …