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Behaviour Change Counseling Development Program (Family Physician and NPs)

This program is for Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners who work in Nova Scotia.

This 3-credit-per-hour group and self-learning assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Nova Scotia Chapter for up to 42 Mainpro+ credits.

The Behaviour Change Counselling Development Program (BCCDP) is offered by the Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management Network, Nova Scotia Health and provides education, training and support for family physicians who are interested in supporting patients to effectively activate and sustain health behaviour changes to improve health outcomes.

The program uses a quality-improvement approach and includes 3 main components that span over a 12-week period. These include:

  • 8 self-directed e-modules
  • 3 self-directed action periods where new learnings are integrated into practice
  • 3, 2-hour interactive virtual workshop-style sessions.

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