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 Interventions

  • Breast Cancer Screening Among Non-adherent Women

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Best Practices
    • Organization
    • Health Services
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
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    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Personal health practices and coping skills

    The program is designed to address some barriers to mammography screening and to identify strategies for motivating women to undergo regular mammography. The program is guided by the Stages of Change Model, which explains the process of change for either …

  • SafeClub

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    • Best Practices
    • Community
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Education and literacy
    • Injury Prevention
    • Recreation/ Fitness/ Sport Facilities
    • Social environments

    SafeClub was founded in 2002 in an effort to reduce soccer-related injuries. SafeClub is a training program targeting community clubs and assisting them in risk management. SafeClub is based on a 5-stage risk management model and the five stages include: …

  • Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project

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    • Culture
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    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity

    A multifaceted diabetes prevention program implemented over the past 20 years in a remote fly-in First Nations community in northern Ontario. The intervention involves: a school-based diabetes curriculum for children in grades 3 and 4; a diabetes radio show; and …