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

  • Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Governance
    • Incremental Innovation
    • Injury Prevention
    • Physical environment
    • Policy
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) software is a form of Optical Character Recognition that scans images and recognizes characters. Currently used in British Columbia, ALPR technology uses illumination and cameras to highlight and take photographs of car licence plates. Image-processing …

  • Exercise Program for Osteoporosis

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    Eleven-month specific multicomponent dual-modality exercise program targeted towards post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. This program aimed to improve strength, aerobic capacity, balance, and joint mobility. The exercises were performed on land and in the water (thermal water), alternating group and home-based …

  • High 5

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • School Nutrition Policies [SNP]

    High 5 is a school-based intervention for students in the fourth grade that aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to the recommended five servings per day. The program has three components: a classroom component, a parent component and a …