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

  • Campaign 911

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Citizen empowerment
    • Governance
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Campaign 911 is a public awareness campaign that was officially launched by MADD Canada in 2007. It encourages citizens to call 911 and report impaired drivers. Prior to launching the program, MADD consulted with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Canadian …

  • It’s Your Move

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Diabetes
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Social environments
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    INTERVENTION This three-year intervention aimed at preventing obesity was implemented in five Australian secondary schools. “It’s Your Move” was based on a community capacity approach with multiple partners (government, local community organizations, schools), and delivered within the Victoria government’s overall …

  • The JOBS Programme

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Older adults (age 50-69)

    The JOBS Program is a group-based psychological educational which offers a system for delivery and evaluation of a job-search skill enhancement workshop for unemployed job seekers 17 to 65 years of age. Through a series of interactive sessions, The JOBS …