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 Interventions

  • SunSmart

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Individual
    • Societal
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    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Sun Safety

    The SunSmart program was a sun safety program delivered at summer outdoor recreation centres that were delivering the Summer Fun program in Hawaii. The aim of the program was to encourage and support sun protective behaviours among the 6- to …

  • The CHANGES Project: Coping Effectiveness Training for HIV+ Gay Men

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    • Individual
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon

    The CHANGES Project is a coping intervention based on Coping Effectiveness Training (CET), that is designed to help HIV-positive (HIV+) gay men stay psychologically healthy despite the ongoing stress associated with HIV infection. Helping HIV+ people to reduce stress and …

  • Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment Camp, Nunavut

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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
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    • Social Support Networks

    A summer camp program developed out of 1.5 year consultation process with youth, parents community members and teachers in Nunavut. This 10-day land and community-based camp focuses on fostering wellness, positive Inuit identity, community-building and skill-building.