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

  • Nobody’s Perfect

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Asset development
    • Canada
    • Community development and mobilization
    • Health Literacy
    • Healthy child development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Mental Health
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    NOBODY’S PERFECT is a parenting education and support program for parents of children from birth to age five. It is designed to meet the needs of parents who are young, single, socially or geographically isolated or who have low income …

  • High Intensity Endurance Training for 60- to 70-yr old Healthy Men

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The intervention involves twelve weeks of high-intensity endurance training in sedentary healthy older males. Participants attend exercise sessions of ~1hr in duration, 3 days/week for 12 weeks. An interval training regimen uses repeated 5-min bouts of high-intensity exercise followed by …

  • Relapse Prevention for Postpartum Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Neo-natal
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks
    • Tobacco use

    This counselling intervention aims to prevent smoking cessation relapse in postpartum women. The woman receives a one-on-one counselling session with a nurse who learns about the woman’s smoking experiences and the individual context of her smoking cessation effort. The nurse …