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

  • Food Skills for Families

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Organization
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    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Ethnic Population
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    Led by the Canadian Diabetes Association and the B.C. Healthy Living Alliance and funded by ActNow BC, Food Skills for Families is designed for low-income, Aboriginal, Punjabi or new immigrant families in British Columbia communities and offered at no charge. …

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) Yuma County

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
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    • daycare
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical environment
    • Social environments

    NAP SACC – Yuma County was an adaptation of the original NAP SACC program developed by the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The NAP SACC program addressed the policies, practices and environmental characteristics of …

  • Home-Based Well-Rounded Exercise Program (WREP) for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Home
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    A twelve week well rounded exercise program for sedentary, community-dwelling older adults which includes aerobic exercise (walking) on about three days per week for thirty-seven minutes per day; elastic band resistance exercises for the major muscle groups on about three …