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

  • Food Dudes (UK)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Food Security
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Home

    Studies evaluated the effects of four different procedures on children’s consumption of a range of fruit and vegetables presented to them. The procedures were as follows: fruit and vegetable presentation only; rewarded taste exposure; peer modelling; and rewarded taste exposure …

  • Football Fans In Training (FFIT)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Behaviour change
    • Diabetes
    • Gender (other than biological differences)
    • Healthy Eating
    • Male
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social Support Networks

    Intervention This 12-week weight-loss program, targeting overweight men, was delivered free of charge to male football fans of Scottish professional football clubs. The program was delivered by community coaches employed by the clubs, in weekly sessions that included advice on …

  • 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 …