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

  • Healthy Food Environments Pricing Incentives

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alternative Conception Innovation
    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical environmental support
    • Policy
    • Workplace

    Healthy Food Environments Pricing Incentives is a policy-based intervention which employs the use of pricing incentives for healthy foods and disincentives for unhealthy foods. It is designed to govern cafeterias, vending machines and hospital catered events. Developed by the NC …

  • Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Harlem

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment
    • Preventing Violence
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    In response to the high incidence of severe injuries to children aged 5 to 16 in Harlem, the leading causes of which were falls and motor vehicle collisions, as well as assaults, the Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program (HIPP) initiated …

  • Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The Fourth R is a 21-lesson skill-based programme that promotes healthy relationships and targets violence, high-risk sexual behaviour, and substance use among adolescents. The intervention meets the Ontario curriculum requirements for Grade 9 Health and Physical Education course, under the …