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 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™.
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 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.Apply Now
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.
2 & 39am – 4pm AT
Virtual session (Réseau de Santé Vitalité; 2 days) – check your time zone
6 & 79am – 4 pm AT
Virtual session (Horizon Health Network; 2 days) – check your time zone
8 & 99am – 4 pm ET
13 & 149am – 4pm ET
4 – 68am – 12pm MT (all days)
11 & 129am – 4 pm ET
8 – 1012pm – 4pm MT (all days)
22 & 239am – 4pm MT
Maskwacis Nation, Alberta
23 & 249am – 4 pm ET
6 – 812pm – 4pm ET (all days)
14 & 159am – 4pm MT
Olds, Alberta (Peaks to Prairies PCN)
22 & 239am – 4pm AT
Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick
24 & 259am – 4pm MT
Lethbridge, Alberta (Chinook PCN)
**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.