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

  • No Falls! No Fear! Falls Prevention Project

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    • Best Practices
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Social Support Networks

    This program was a 2-year (1996-1997) health promotion project in Queensland, Australia, targeting healthy seniors living in their communities. The project goal was clearly stated: To reduce the number of falls, and resulting injuries, experienced by older community members, by …

  • The Centre for Healthy Weights- Shapedown BC (CHW-SB)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Services
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Before-After School Icon 1
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Diabetes icon 3
    • English
    • Healthy child development
    • Healthy Eating
    • Integrate Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    Shapedown BC is a family-centered cognitive behavioural weight management program that provides medical and psychosocial assessment, education and support to obese and overweight children and their families. The CHW-SB program was based on the Shapedown program developed in the United …

  • The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • wtt_ico
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy child development
    • Home
    • Preventing Violence Icon 1

    This intervention is a cultural adaption of the Triple P parenting program for Indigenous people in Queensland Australia. The Triple P program is a prevention based program aimed at teaching parents effective parenting strategies and fostering productive caring relationships between …