PRevention PRactitioner training (in-person)

The BETTER program Prevention Practitioner training workshop offers an opportunity for professional development to healthcare professionals working within the primary care setting.

The purpose of the 2 day workshop is to provide healthcare professionals with enhanced skills in primary prevention and screening of chronic disease through hands-on training using role playing and patient case examples.  The adaptation and implementation of the BETTER approach to enhance existing primary care settings' chronic disease prevention and screening efforts are also discussed.

Each session can accommodate up to 8 trainees.

REQUIREMENT: Trainees should be actively practicing within a primary care setting or be linked with primary care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the BETTER approach and tools,

  2. Understand how a tailored intervention provided by a healthcare professional, the Prevention Practitioner, can help patients and practices reach their chronic disease prevention and screening goals,

  3. Apply the skills learned and explored, including motivational interviewing and shared decision-making, through a series of patient cases as Prevention Practitioner, and

  4. Gain the tools needed to determine how the BETTER approach could be integrated into clinical practice.

Upcoming Sessions*

*Local, in-person Prevention Practitioner training sessions can be arranged within Canada.

  • JULY 2019

    • July 24 & 25, 2019 in Owen Sound, Ontario - FULL (Registration Closed)

  • AUGUST 2019

    • August 7 & 8, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta - OPEN for registration

    • August 28 & 29, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario - OPEN for registration

  • SEPTEMBER 2019

    • September 12 & 13, 2019 in Gander, Newfoundland - FULL (Registration Closed)

    • September 16 & 17, 2019 in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland - FULL (Registration Closed)

    • September 17 & 18, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta - OPEN for registration

    • September 30 & October 1, 2019 in Sioux Lookout, Ontario - FULL (Registration Closed)

  • OCTOBER 2019

    • October 3 & 4, 2019 in Sioux Lookout, Ontario - FULL (Registration Closed)

    • October 8 & 9, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta - OPEN for registration

    • October 16 & 17, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta - OPEN for registration

  • NOVEMBER 2019

    • November 13 & 14 in Toronto, Ontario - OPEN for registration

    • November 19 & 20, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta - OPEN for registration

  • DECEMBER 2019

    • December 4 & 5 in Toronto, Ontario - OPEN for registration

    • December 17 & 18, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta - OPEN for registration

For more information about how to register for upcoming sessions or if you are interested in holding a Prevention Practitioner training session in your area, please contact the BETTER Prevention Practitioner Training Institute:

Margaret Harder
Administrative Assistant
The BETTER Prevention Practitioner Training Institute
Email: margaret.harder@wchospital.ca

 
 

 
 

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