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

  • Girls Stepping Out Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
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    • Female
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of daily step count targets with time-based prescription for increasing the health-related physical activity of low-active adolescent girls aged fifteen to eighteen (15-18) years at three (3) high schools in …

  • Good Behavior Game

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
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    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Secondary School Icon 1
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom-based behaviour management strategy that promotes pro-social behaviour and reduces aggressive and disruptive behaviour; it reinforces inhibition in a group context in elementary school classrooms. Key Words: classroom management; contingency management; group contingency

  • Switch Play

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy child development
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    INTERVENTION The experimental intervention took place over one school year (10 months) at low SES schools in Australia. The primary aims were to prevent weight gain, reduce screen time, and maintain physical activity levels among ten-year-old students. Secondary objectives were …