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

  • Safe Routes to Schools

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    The Safe Routes to Schools program promotes walking to school. A quasi-experimental trial carried out to promote walking to school among school children aged nine (9) years old at two primary schools in Dunbartonshire, Scotland is described in this annotation. …

  • UCLA Parent-Child Health and Wellness Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Biology and genetic endowment
    • Education and literacy
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The UCLA Parent-Child Health and Wellness Program is an evaluated home-based intervention created to explore ways to extend health care and home safety education research to community settings with families at high risk for injuries. The overall purpose was to …

  • Enhancing Tobacco Control Policies in Northwest Indian Tribes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Policy
    • Tobacco use

    The aim of this program is to work with tribes to develop their own culturally appropriate tobacco use policies. In the original project, two American-Indian staff members of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board delivered the intervention. Tribal representatives …