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

  • Penn Resiliency Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Culture
    • Elementary School
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness

    Two studies were designed to investigate the efficacy of a modified Penn Resiliency Program (i.e. a school based depression prevention program) that was delivered to low-income minority students (i.e. Latino students of Puerto Rican descent and African American students) in …

  • Right From The Start (RFTS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (age 0-2)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    “Right from the Start” (RFTS) is an 8-session parenting course designed to enhance parents’ skills in reading infant cues and responding sensitively. The course uses attachment theory as a framework and active adult learning principles. RFTS is appropriate for any …

  • Step-by-Step Trial (Pedometers to Promote Walking)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical Activity

    The objective of this study was to compare the effects of a mailed “no-contact” self-help walking program, with and without a pedometer, with a “no-treatment” control group, on walking behaviour in a sample of inactive healthy adults aged thirty (30) …