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

  • Community Based Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The Vadstena Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention Project (VOPP) was a 10-year community-based osteoporosis and fall prevention program in Sweden that sought to decrease the incidence of falls and injuries and to prevent osteoporosis. The VOPP was aimed at community residents …

  • Saskatchewan School-Based Fluoride Mouthrinse Programs

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Health Services
    • Healthy child development
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Fluoride mouthrinse programs (FMRPs) are offered in many Saskatchewan communities identified to be at high risk for developing tooth decay that do not have access to optimal levels of fluoride in their drinking water. FMRPs are safe, economical, practical and …

  • Penn Resiliency Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Culture
    • Elementary School
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness

    Two studies were designed to investigate the efficacy of a modified Penn Resiliency Program (i.e. a school based depression prevention program) that was delivered to low-income minority students (i.e. Latino students of Puerto Rican descent and African American students) in …