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

  • Nurturing Parenting Programs®

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • BP icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    The Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (birth to 5 years) is for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The program was developed to help families who have been identified by child …

  • Search Interventions

    Categories associated with best practice:

    The Canadian Best Practices Portal includes two types of interventions: Best Practices and Aboriginal ‘Ways Tried and True’. Best Practices A Best Practice is defined as an intervention, program, or initiative that has, through multiple implementations, demonstrated: high impact (positive …

  • VON SMART In-home and Group Functional Fitness Programs

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) – in-home exercise services and group functional fitness classes for seniors and older adults at VON sites. The VON SMART programs were developed to expand active living opportunities for seniors. Key Words: seniors; …