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

  • Group-Mediated, Behavioural Physical Activity Promotion

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social environments

    This six-month intervention aims to increase the physical activity levels of seniors. The intervention consists of three programs: centre-based exercise; group-mediated behavioural education; and home-based exercise.

  • Life is Precious – Hmong Breast Cancer Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cancer
    • Citizen empowerment
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Ethnic Population
    • Health Literacy
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Social environmental support

    A culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention to improve the breast cancer screening rates among Hmong women. A 1 to 1 1/2 hour workshop was scheduled with small groups of women age 40 years and older. Intervention elements included the development …

  • Project WISE

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Tobacco use
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Project WISE uses up to four 15-minute motivationally enhanced phone counselling sessions with women smokers who have had an abnormal Pap test or colposcopy, regardless of their intent to quit smoking. The telephone calls are conducted by counsellors trained in …