Become a Prevention Practitioner

Our training sessions offer an opportunity for professional development to healthcare professionals working within the primary care setting.

The purpose of the training sessions is to provide health care professionals with enhanced skills in prevention and screening of cancer and chronic disease, including their common lifestyle risk factors. Trainees will participate in hands-on learning, apply the BETTER tools to patient cases to determine their risk for cancer and chronic disease and identify the appropriate screening actions their “patients” are eligible for, role-play as Prevention Practitioners, and have an opportunity to discuss the BETTER Program and the Prevention Practitioner role’s fit within their specific primary care setting. The content provided in the session has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is Mainpro+ accredited.

Each session accommodates groups of 5-8 trainees. Trainees must participate in all training webinars in order to complete their training as a BETTER Prevention Practitioner™.

Learning Objectives

Learn

Learn about the BETTER approach and tools

Understand

Understand how a tailored intervention provided by a healthcare professional, can help patients and practices reach their goals

Apply

Apply the skills learned and explored, including shared decision-making and S.M.A.R.T. goal setting, through a series of patient cases as a Prevention Practitioner

Access

Gain the tools needed to determine how the BETTER approach could be integrated into clinical practice

Who is eligible?

BETTER Prevention Practitioners™ come from many backgrounds, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and kinesiologists. Training is ideal for healthcare professionals actively practicing within a primary care setting or linked to primary care; however, healthcare professionals, learners, and other professionals are welcome to register.

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Upcoming Training Dates

Training is provided in English only unless otherwise indicated.

OPEN sessions are available for registration.

CLOSED sessions are full and registration is no longer available.

Registration fees apply.*

Special pricing is available for learners, not-for-profit organizations, charities, publicly funded healthcare organizations, and Indigenous communities.

Please contact us to learn more about registration fees and confirm your eligibility for special pricing.

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December 2021

December 7 & 8, 2021 Date

7 & 8

9am – 4pm ET (all days)
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: November 24, 2021.

Closed

January 2022

January 25 & 26, 2022 Date

25 & 26

9am – 4pm ET (all days)
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: January 11, 2022.

Open

February 2022

February 2 & 3, 2022 Date

2 & 3

9am – 4pm ET (all days)
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: January 19, 2022.

Open
February 15 & 16, 2022 Date

15 & 16

9am – 4pm ET (all days)
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: February 1, 2022.

Open

*Registration fees include training time (11 hours of continuing education), mailing of hard copies of training materials, and access to the Community of Practice upon successful completion of training.

A minimum of 5 registrants per session are required. A session may be cancelled if 5 participants are not registered at least 10 business days prior to the session start date. See our refund and cancellation policy for details.

Prevention Practitioner training sessions are not eligible for Mainpro+ credits unless specifically indicated.

You must attend all Virtual Session training webinars in order to complete Prevention Practitioner Training.