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

  • Sudden Impact by ThinkFirst

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Presented in a video/DVD format by adolescent hosts, high school aged youth in are shown the real-life experiences of spinal cord injury victims. Sudden Impact educates its target audience about the gravity of diving injuries and how to dive safely. …

  • SunSmart

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Cancer
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Policy
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Sun Safety

    The SunSmart program was a sun safety program delivered at summer outdoor recreation centres that were delivering the Summer Fun program in Hawaii. The aim of the program was to encourage and support sun protective behaviours among the 6- to …

  • High 5

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    High 5 is a school-based intervention for students in the fourth grade that aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to the recommended five servings per day. The program has three components: a classroom component, a parent component and a …