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

  • Gimme 5 Primary School

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • School Nutrition Icon 1

    Gimme 5 is a school-based program that targets students in the fourth and fifth grades. The intervention aims to increase the students’ consumption of fruits, vegetables and juices, and to improve related psychosocial variables, including asking skills, knowledge, goal setting, …

  • Group Exercise Programs for Long-Term Care Homes

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • BP icon
    • Canada
    • Health Care Setting
    • Injury Prevention
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity

    The Functional Fitness for Long Term Care Program was designed to maintain range of motion, improve strength, balance, flexibility, mobility and function of older adults. It is tailored to meet the needs of both high and low mobility residents. Classes …

  • Youth Fit for Life (RTIPS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Individual
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • BP icon
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    Youth Fit For Life is a 12-week after-school physical activity program for children aged 5-12 years who are already enrolled in some form of after-school care. The program is administered by trained after-school counselors with little or no prior PE …