Become a Prevention Practitioner

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

The purpose of the in-person, two day workshop 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 4-8 trainees and can be arranged throughout Canada. Trainees must participate in both days of the workshop 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. Local, in-person Prevention Practitioner training sessions can be arranged within Canada. If none of the available dates are in your area, get in touch.

July 2020

July 2 & 3, 2020 Date

2 & 3

9am – 4pm AT
Location

Virtual session (Réseau de Santé Vitalité; 2 days) – check your time zone

Closed
July 6 & 7, 2020 Date

6 & 7

9am – 4 pm AT
Location

Virtual session (Horizon Health Network; 2 days) – check your time zone

Closed
July 8 & 9, 2020 Date

8 & 9

9am – 4 pm ET
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone

Closed
July 13 & 14, 2020 Date

13 & 14

9am – 4pm ET
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone

Open

August 2020

August 4 – 6, 2020 Date

4 – 6

8am – 12pm MT (all days)
Location

Virtual session ( 7 webinars over 3 days) – check your time zone

Closed
August 11 & 12, 2020 Date

11 & 12

9am – 4 pm ET
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone

Closed

September 2020

September 8 – 10, 2020 Date

8 – 10

12pm – 4pm MT (all days)
Location

Virtual session ( 7 webinars over 3 days) – check your time zone

Open
September 22 & 23, 2020 Date

22 & 23

9am – 4pm MT
Location

Maskwacis Nation, Alberta

Closed
September 23 & 24, 2020 Date

23 & 24

9am – 4 pm ET
Location

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone

Open

October 2020

October 6 – 8, 2020 Date

6 – 8

12pm – 4pm ET (all days)
Location

Virtual session ( 7 webinars over 3 days) – check your time zone

Closed
October 14 & 15, 2020 Date

14 & 15

9am – 4pm MT
Location

Olds, Alberta (Peaks to Prairies PCN)

Closed
October 22 & 23, 2020 Date

22 & 23

9am – 4pm AT
Location

Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick

Closed

November 2020

November 24 & 25, 2020 Date

24 & 25

9am – 4pm MT
Location

Lethbridge, Alberta (Chinook PCN)

Closed

**A minimum of 4 registrants will be required for OPEN sessions. An OPEN session may be cancelled if 4 trainees are not registered at least 1 week prior to the session.

If you participate in a virtual session, you must attend in all webinars in order to complete Prevention Practitioner Training.

Prevention Practitioner Training sessions may be cancelled at any time in response to COVID-19 recommendations made by Provincial governments and the Government of Canada.