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

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) Yuma County

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • daycare
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments

    NAP SACC – Yuma County was an adaptation of the original NAP SACC program developed by the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The NAP SACC program addressed the policies, practices and environmental characteristics of …

  • Connect© program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Elementary School
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Connect is a manualized, 10-session program for parents or alternative caregivers of pre-teens and teens who struggle with significant behaviour problems and other mental health issues that focuses on the building blocks of secure attachment: parental sensitivity, cooperation, reflective capacity, …

  • Better Beginnings, Better Futures Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    Better Beginnings, Better Futures is one of the most ambitious Canadian research projects on the long-term impacts of early childhood prevention programming for children and their families living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The Better Beginnings, Better Futures model is designed to …