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

  • Alaska Focus on Safety

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Alaska FOCUS on Safety program was founded in 2004 and was adopted from the Alaska Risk Watch curriculum to better address the needs of the children in rural Alaskan communities. Alaska FOCUS on Safety is research-based with injury statistics …

  • Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening (EPICS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Female
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy
    • Older adults (age 50-69)

    The main objective of Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening (EPICS) is to increase the number and effectiveness of primary care physicians’ efforts to encourage women to undergo regular mammography. The program employs a physician-based educational curriculum on mammography …

  • Commit to Quit

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Female
    • Physical Activity
    • Tobacco use

    Commit to Quit was designed to test the efficacy of vigorous-intensity physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation for women. The rationale is that participation in regular physical activity among female smokers may aid in cessation efforts both by …