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

  • School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Behaviour change
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • Harm Reduction (re drug use)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon

    The School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP) intervention targets students aged 13-14 in 14 schools in Perth, Australia. It adopts a harm minimisation approach by providing three phases of alcohol harm reduction lessons during secondary school and aiming …

  • Motherisk

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Alcohol Abuse Icon 1
    • Canada
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Misuse of Meds Icon 1
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Tobacco Use Icon 1
    • Illegal Drugs Icon 3

    The Motherisk program was founded in 1985 at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The program counsels pregnant women and health professionals on teratogens (substances that are harmful to embryos and fetuses), conducts large-scale laboratory and clinical research, and …

  • Sure Start Local Programmes (Children’s Centres)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Services
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1
    • Social Support Networks

    Sure Start Children’s Centres aimed to improve the health and well-being of families and children by improving services for families with children under four years of age and by developing new services where necessary to fill the gaps in provision, …