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

  • Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Canada
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School
    • Social environmental support
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    The P.A.R.T.Y. program is a 1-day injury awareness and prevention program for youth aged 15 years and older. The goal is to teach adolescents to recognize their injury risks and make informed decisions to reduce them. It focuses on making …

  • Project Northland

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol use/abuse
    • Daycare (0-5)
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Secondary School
    • Teenagers/Youth (age 13-17)

    Project Northland is a multilevel intervention conducted in 24 school districts and adjacent communities in northeastern Minnesota beginning 1991. The intervention targeted the class of 1998 (sixth-grade students in 1991) and was been implemented for 3 school years (1991 to …

  • Community partners for healthy farming (CPHF), the Kentucky ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) project.

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Employment and working conditions
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Injury Prevention
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Older adults (age 50-69)
    • Physical environmental support
    • Physical environment
    • Workplace
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The primary goal of this multi-community, multi-collaborative and multi-faceted 3-year, quasi-experimental community trials project was to increase by 25% the number of ROPS (Rollover Protective Structures) and seat belts used on tractors and associated safe tractor operating behaviour. The principal …