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

  • Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Harlem

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Income and social status
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment
    • Preventing Violence
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    In response to the high incidence of severe injuries to children aged 5 to 16 in Harlem, the leading causes of which were falls and motor vehicle collisions, as well as assaults, the Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program (HIPP) initiated …

  • Tar Wars

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco use

    Tar Wars is a school-based prevention education program, offered through the American Academy of Family Physicians, that targets students in grades 4 and 5 to prevent tobacco use. The program focuses on prevention through 3 main activities: a pre-activity by …

  • Saskatchewan Dental Health Screening Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Elementary School
    • Health Services
    • Healthy child development
    • Oral Health
    • Oral Health
    • Screening (e.g., cancer screening, hypertension screening, etc.)
    • Secondary School

    A visual dental health screening was conducted in Saskatchewan during the 2008-09 school year to assess oral health status, monitor trends, identify children with unmet dental needs, determine the schools that are at high risk for caries, gauge the effectiveness …