The BETTER Program is an innovative, evidence-based approach for patients ages 40 to 65 that focuses on prevention and screening of cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal), heart disease, diabetes, and their associated lifestyle factors in primary care practices.
It provides tools such as a comprehensive health survey, harmonized screening guidelines, and a care map to support care planning, goal setting, and follow up.
The BETTER Program was developed by Primary Care Providers for Primary Care Providers.
The BETTER Program is structured around prevention visits, offered by a trained Prevention Practitioner. The Prevention Practitioner attends a 2-day training session to learn enhanced skills in chronic disease and cancer prevention. The next training dates are:
- Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 & Wednesday, June 14th, 2023
- Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 & Wednesday, June 28th, 2023
Please email PHCPracticeSupport@nshealth.ca to register.
The BETTER Program offers many benefits to patients and practices.
For teams already implementing The Better Program in their practice, the following evaluation tools are available:
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