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

  • Integrated Nutrition Program (INP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Behaviour change
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Culture
    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The Integrated Nutrition Project (INP) was a school-based healthy eating program for low-income, multi-ethnic primary-school children. For the first 3 years of the program implementation, the focus was on fruit, vegetable and whole-grain consumption, but in the fourth year funding …

  • Get Fit for Active Living

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Seniors (age 70+)

    Get Fit for Active Living is an eight week education and exercise program designed to introduce older adults to the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle. The program consists of two aerobic exercise classes, one weight-training class and a …

  • PeaceBuilders

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Elementary School
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence
    • Social environmental support
    • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    PeaceBuilders is a research-validated, universal violence-prevention program that was designed and studied in elementary and middle schools (K-8) and implemented in more than 1200 schools and organizations nationwide. A high school program has been implemented in 24 locations since 2003, …