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

  • Intervention centered on adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour (ICAPS)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Diabetes
    • Elementary School
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Physical Activity

    The ‘Intervention centered on adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour’ (ICAPS) was designed to reduce weight gain and, as an underlying objective, cardiovascular risk in adolescents of eastern France. It is aimed at improving lifelong physical activity (PA) patterns by …

  • Action Schools! BC

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Canada
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Elementary School
    • Healthy Eating
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Obesity Prevention
    • Physical Activity

    Action Schools! BC is a multi-phase, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting physical activity and healthy eating in elementary schools (grades four to seven). Action Schools! BC provides an Action Model for targeting the school environment and involves families, teachers, principals and school …

  • The CHANGES Project: Coping Effectiveness Training for HIV+ Gay Men

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Adults (age 35-49)
    • Individual education/skill development
    • Mental Illness
    • Young adult (age 18-34)

    The CHANGES Project is a coping intervention based on Coping Effectiveness Training (CET), that is designed to help HIV-positive (HIV+) gay men stay psychologically healthy despite the ongoing stress associated with HIV infection. Helping HIV+ people to reduce stress and …