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

  • High Intensity Endurance Training for 60- to 70-yr old Healthy Men

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The intervention involves twelve weeks of high-intensity endurance training in sedentary healthy older males. Participants attend exercise sessions of ~1hr in duration, 3 days/week for 12 weeks. An interval training regimen uses repeated 5-min bouts of high-intensity exercise followed by …

  • Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Health communication/social marketing
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Health
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social environmental support
    • Social environments

    Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is an evidence-based, multi-level parenting and family support strategy. It aims to prevent severe behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents. The program is formed …

  • Mailed Reminder for Appointment Keeping for Colonoscopy Screening

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Cancer
    • Health Care Setting
    • Health Literacy
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)

    In an effort to reduce non-adherence to screening colonoscopy, the referring physician’s office mails patients a one-page, two-sided brochure shortly after they receive referrals for a colonoscopy procedure. This program is an example of Client reminder interventions and small media …