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

  • Five-a-Day for Better Health

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Grocery Stores
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Workplace

    The National Cancer Institute’s 5-a-Day for Better Health Program is aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in America to at least five servings of fruits and/or vegetables on a daily basis. The 5-a-Day for Better Health Program was created …

  • Northern Territory’s Living With Alcohol program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Culture
    • Income and social status
    • Policy

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of the Living With Alcohol (LWA) program and the LWA Alcoholic Beverage Levy on alcohol-attributable deaths in the Northern Territory (NT)controlling for simultaneous trends in death rates from a control …

  • What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is a relationship violence prevention program presented to Grade 9 to 12 students in two 1-hour or four 30-minute sessions. This program explores healthy and unhealthy peer romantic relationships with youth 12 years …