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

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • 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 …

  • Baltimore Healthy Stores

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Organization
    • PP-icon1
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • English
    • Food Security
    • Income and social status
    • Social environments

    Baltimore Stores was designed to increase the availability and sales of healthy foods in corner stores located in low-income, urban neighbourhoods. To accomplish this goal, researchers aimed to overcome resistance of storeowners to new products and to create demand for …

  • Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Greenhouse & Farm (YK)

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • wtt_ico
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Healthy Eating
    • Maternal and Infant Health
    • Oral Health
    • Physical Activity

    The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nations started this community garden project in 2000. The garden produces fresh foods which are distributed within community with priority given to members with diabetes, pregnant and nursing mothers, and a local school. The program …