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™.

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 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.

Upcoming Training Dates

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.

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May 2022

May 4 & 5, 2022 Date

4 & 5

9am – 4pm ET (all days)

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: April 20, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-005.

May 17 & 18, 2022 Date

17 & 18

9am – 4pm MT (all days)

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: May 3, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-006.


June 2022

June 1 & 2, 2022 Date

1 & 2

9am – 4pm ET (all days)

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: May 18, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-007.

June 21 & 22, 2022 Date

21 & 22

9am – 4pm MT (all days)

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: June 7, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-008.


July 2022

July 13 & 14, 2022 Date

13 & 14

9am – 4pm ET (all days)

Virtual session (2 days) – check your time zone Registration deadline: June 29, 2022. Mainpro+ Session ID#: 195729-009.

July 19 & 20, 2022 Date

19 & 20

9am – 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.


Practitioner Training Registration Form

Please fill out the entire form. After submitting the form, you'll be re-directed to our Course Merchant page to complete signup.

    Mailing address (where you want your training materials mailed prior to the session):

    How many years have you been in practice (current health care profession)

    Do you currently work in primary care?


    Where do you currently practice? (Please provide information in the space provided)

    With respect to your main practice setting, describe the population primarily served by you in your practice. (Select all that apply)

    Geographically isolated/remoteIndigenousRuralSmall townUnderservedUrban/suburban

    Why are you interested in Prevention Practitioner training? (Please choose one answer)

    Personal/professional developmentI’m interested in bringing the BETTER program to my organizationMy primary care organization is interested in having a Prevention PractitionerOther

    Is your main practice setting receiving implementation support from the BETTER Institute? Implementation support means that members of your practice are currently working with the BETTER Institute team to help integrate the program into your workflow. (Please choose one answer)

    YesNoI don't know

    Do you intend on practicing as a Prevention Practitioner? (Please choose one answer)

    YesNoNot sure

    Please select the choice with which you best identify (Please choose one answer)

    MaleFemaleSelf-identifyI prefer not to answer

    What is your preferred official language for professional communications? (Please select all that apply)


    Who will be providing payment for your registration fees? (Please choose one answer)


    Please provide the contact details of the person who should be contacted regarding payment of your registration fees.

    Dates of training session for which you want to register

    How did you hear about the BETTER Prevention Practitioner Training Institute? (Please choose all the answers that apply)

    BETTER advertisement (i.e. in a newsletter)BETTER Program websiteColleagueEmployerMedia (i.e. local paper, commercial, radio, etc.)Presentation/conferenceOther