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 Services + Cooking + Gardening + Education

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    This intervention was created by a community collaborative comprised of representatives from a school district, a group dedicated to teaching sustainable living and a private foundation. Implemented with a cohort of elementary students in grades four and five who were …

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Discrimination
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Social environments
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    A school-based intervention to help youth 13-16 explore misperceptions about other gay and lesbian youth in order to create learning environments that are safer and more inclusive. Six 44-55 minute whole-class sessions.

  • I Can Problem Solve (ICPS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • daycare
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support

    I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) Kindergarten and Primary school is a universal school-based program that focuses on enhancing the interpersonal cognitive processes and problem-solving skills of children ages 4-9. ICPS is based on the idea that there is a set …