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

  • The Functional Fitness for Long-Term Care (FFLTC) Program

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
    • Best Practices
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Health Care Setting
    • Injury Prevention
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Physical Activity
    • Social Support Networks

    The Functional Fitness for Long Term Care Program was designed to maintain range of motion, improve strength, balance, flexibility, mobility and function of older adults. It is tailored to meet the needs of both high and low mobility residents. Classes …

  • Coping with Stress Course

    Categories associated with best practice:

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    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
    • Health Care Setting
    • Healthy child development
    • Mental Health Icon 2
    • Personal health practices and coping skills
    • Secondary School Icon 1

    The Coping With Stress (CWS) Course is a psychoeducational, cognitive-behavioral intervention for the prevention of unipolar depression in high school adolescents who have an increased risk of depression. It is not meant to be a treatment for active episodes of …

  • Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project

    Categories associated with best practice:

    • Health Equity
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    • Community
    • Individual
    • Organization
    • Societal
    • Infancy (ages 0-2) icon
    • Early Childhood (ages 3-5) icon
    • Children (ages 6-12) icon
    • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
    • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
    • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
    • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
    • Community/ Neighbourhood
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    • Education and literacy
    • Elementary School Icon 1
    • English
    • Food Security
    • Healthy Eating
    • Home
    • Physical environment

    A multi-facetted diabetes prevention program implemented over the past 20 years in a remote fly-in First Nations community in northern Ontario. The intervention involves: a school-based diabetes curriculum for children in grades 3 and 4; a diabetes radio show; and …