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

  • Walk in to Work Out

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Behaviour change
    • Education and literacy
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Workplace

    Walk in to Work Out is a self help intervention to promote active commuting among employees that was conducted at two large and one medium sized public sector organizations in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. This study links to the …

  • Tar Wars

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco use

    Tar Wars is a school-based prevention education program, offered through the American Academy of Family Physicians, that targets students in grades 4 and 5 to prevent tobacco use. The program focuses on prevention through 3 main activities: a pre-activity by …

  • Recommend an Intervention

    Categories associated with best practice:

    We know there are many excellent best practice interventions that could be included in the Best Practices database. To help you determine if your intervention should be submitted for a full review, please consult the things to consider document and …