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

  • Footwear sole abrasion on melting and hard ice

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical environment
    • Seniors (age 70+)
    • Workplace
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    Footwear sole wear by natural use or artificial abrasion either increases or decreases slip resistance on floors with and without lubricant. The objectives of this program are to propagate the use of slip resistance of abraded soles on melting and …

  • The Families and Schools Together (FAST) Babies Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Citizen empowerment
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • English
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Social Support Networks
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)
    • USA

    Baby FAST™ is a widely used, community-based, multi-family, group intervention model for young parents and their infants and toddlers (ages 0-3). The intervention strives to engage teenage mothers, enhance the mother-infant bond, increase feelings of parental efficacy, and enhance the …

  • New Hope for an Oral Cancer Solution: Together We Can Make a Difference

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Canada
    • Cancer
    • Health Services
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Tobacco use

    Although dental practitioners are trained to identify premalignant and malignant lesions, an organized system is needed to offer guidance and to improve access to experts in diagnosis and management of these lesions. This article describes the many ways in which …