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

  • Pacific Path Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Canada
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Early childhood (age 3-5)
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity

    The Pacific Path Program aims to reduce violence (physical, verbal, psychological) in our schools. This program for children from 4 years to 12 years, encourages the development of social skills in order to establish peaceful behaviour amoung youth. With the …

  • Groningen Active Living Model (GALM)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities

    The Groningen Active Living Model (GALM) was developed as a strategy to promote physical activity in sedentary older adults between the ages of 55 and 65. The GALM strategy is based on a model of behavioral change and can be …

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

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    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 …