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 4-8 trainees. Trainees must participate in all training webinars in order to complete their training as a BETTER Prevention Practitioner™.

Learning Objectives


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.

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Upcoming Training Dates

Training is provided in English only unless otherwise indicated. In-person training sessions are currently on hold due to COVID-19 recommendations. If you have any questions regarding Prevention Practitioner training, please get in touch.

June 2021

June 2 & 3, 2021 Date

2 & 3

9am – 4pm ET (all days)

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone


July 2021

July 13 – 15, 2021 Date

13 – 15

10am – 2pm MT (all days)

Virtual session (3 days) – check your time zone

July 20 & 21, 2021 Date

20 & 21

9am – 4pm ET (all days)

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone


**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.

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