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

  • Incredible Years

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Health Care Setting
    • Mental Health Icon 2

    The Incredible Years: Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series is a comprehensive set of curricula designed to promote social competence and prevent, reduce, and treat aggression and related conduct problems in babies, toddlers, young children, and school-aged children. The interventions …

  • Water-Based Exercise Program for People with Chronic Stroke

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Stroke Icon 1

    This intervention consists of 8 weeks (3d/wk, 1h/session) of intensive water-based exercised in chest-level water at a local community center swimming pool (water temperature range, 26°-28°C). The exercise intervention consists of 10 minutes of land-based stretching, 5 minutes of light …

  • PROSPECT – Prevention of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly: Collaborative Trial

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Home
    • Mental Illness
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    The PROSPECT intervention was a community-based primary care initiative that aimed to reduce suicide risk in older, depressed people by focusing on physician education and patient adherence behaviours. The premise of PROSPECT was that the most effective approach to deterring …