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.

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. The primary requirement is that trainees should be actively practicing within a primary care setting, or be linked to primary care.

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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 are $400 CAD per person.* Register for training here.

If you have any questions regarding Prevention Practitioner training, including registration fees, please contact us.

October 2021

October 5 & 6 , 2021 Date

5 & 6

9am – 4pm ET (all days)
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: September 21, 2021.

Closed
October 26 & 27, 2021 Date

26 & 27

9am – 4pm MT (all days)
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: October 13, 2021.

Open

November 2021

November 9 & 10, 2021 Date

9 & 10

9am – 4pm ET (all days)
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: October 27, 2021.

Open
November 23 & 24, 2021 Date

23 & 24

9am – 4pm MT (all days)
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: November 10, 2021.

Open

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.

Open

*Discounts are available for learners, Indigenous communities, and organizations registering 10 or more participants. 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.

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