Become a BETTER Prevention Practitioner™ and make a difference by empowering patients to make positive changes in their health.
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 up to 8 trainees. Trainees must participate in all training webinars in order to complete their training as a BETTER Prevention Practitioner™.
Learn about the BETTER approach and tools
Understand how a tailored intervention provided by a healthcare professional, can help patients and practices reach their goals
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
Gain the tools needed to determine how the BETTER approach could be integrated into clinical practice
Who can participate in training?
BETTER Prevention Practitioners™ come from many backgrounds, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and kinesiologists. Training is ideal for healthcare professionals and learners linked to primary care, public health, workplace wellness programs, or individuals wanting to gain a better understanding of primary prevention and screening for cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and their associated lifestyle factors.
Training is provided in English only unless otherwise indicated.
OPEN sessions are available for registration.
CLOSED sessions are no longer available for registration.
The registration fee is $450 CAD per person plus applicable taxes.* Special pricing is available for learners, charities, and Indigenous communities.
Please contact us to learn more about registration fees and confirm your eligibility for special pricing.
4 & 59am – 4pm ET (all days)
Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: April 20, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-005.
17 & 189am – 4pm MT (all days)
Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: May 3, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-006.
1 & 29am – 4pm ET (all days)
Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: May 18, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-007.
21 & 229am – 4pm MT (all days)
Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: June 7, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-008.
13 & 149am – 4pm ET (all days)
Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: June 29, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-009.
19 & 209am – 4pm MT (all days)
Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: July 5, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-010.
*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. Access to the BETTER tools, electronic or otherwise, is not included in the registration fee.
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.