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

  • BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Asset development
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Education and literacy
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Maternal and Infant Health

    The BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program targets low-income pregnant women and low-income families with children. The initiative gives participants enrolled in cooking and skill-building programs in BC $15.00 coupons each week throughout the summer and early fall to buy …

  • Fast Track

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    Fast Track is a comprehensive 10-year project designed to prevent serious antisocial behaviour and related adolescent problems in three successive cohorts of children selected at being at high risk when entering first grade. The developmental model guiding this project indicates …

  • The Winning New Jobs Programme

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health

    The Winning New Jobs Programme was developed in the United States to assist unemployed workers to effectively seek re-employment and cope with the multiple challenges of unemployment and job-searching The half-day workshops held over one week focus on identifying effective …