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

  • February 20 & 25, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario - FULL (Registration Closed)

  • March 4 & 5, 2019 in St. Anthony, Newfoundland - FULL (Registration Closed)

  • March 7 & 8, 2019 in St. John’s, Newfoundland - FULL (Registration Closed)

  • March 21 & 22, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta

  • April 11 & 12, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario

  • April 25 & 26, 2019 in Camrose, Alberta - FULL (Registration Closed)

  • May 21 & 22, 2019 in Thunder Bay, Ontario - FULL (Registration Closed)

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



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