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Better Choices, Better Health®

Helping to put knowledge into action, supporting better health

What is the Better Choices, Better Health® Program?

Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH®), is a free group program for adults 18 and over who have or support someone with a long-term health condition(s). This program helps you explore ways to manage your health and live your life, one step at a time.

Better Choices, Better Health® – Chronic Pain Program

Is Chronic Pain your primary concern? Better Choices, Better Health® offers a Chronic Pain Program that may be right for you.

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What is the Be Your Own Boss Program – Edmonton Zone?

Are you 14-21 years old? Do you have a long term illness that you are trying to deal with, on top of dealing with all the other stuff in your life like school, work, family and friends, relationships, and becoming an adult? Edmonton and area offers a program for youth called ‘Be Your Own Boss’ that might be right for you.

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Information for Health Professionals

Register / Contact Us

Find your zone below to register, contact us or find a workshop near you. Not sure which zone you are in? View the AHS Zone Map.

Note: You can self-register. Alternatively, healthcare providers may wish to submit a referral on your behalf. This is optional but not required.

North Zone

Edmonton Zone

Central Zone

Calgary Zone

South Zone

 

Patient Resources

Program Resources

If you are involved in the workshop, you will receive a loaned textbook.

Supporting Resources

Get Involved

Become a Volunteer

Interested in becoming a volunteer leader for Better Choices, Better Health® Workshops? Join our team.

Who can volunteer?

Adults 18 years of age or older can volunteer to become a Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop Leader.  Ideally, leaders have some experience with chronic health conditions – either as a patient or through caring for a family member.

What is involved in becoming a volunteer?

  • Attend a free 5-day training offered by Alberta Health Services
  • Lead a workshop series with a co-leader. Each workshop series consists of 2.5 hours sessions that are held once a week for six consecutive weeks
  • To maintain your certification, Leaders are asked to lead at least one workshop series per year

How do I become a volunteer?

To contact the Better Choices, Better Health® program in your zone, view your zone’s brochures:

Not sure which zone you are in? View the AHS Zone Map.

Host a Workshop

Interested in holding a workshop for a group in your facility? We would be happy to work with you to supply leaders and materials.

What we need from you:

A room that accommodates 10-15 people for 2.5 hours one day a week over a six week period.

To contact the Better Choices, Better Health® program in your zone, view your zone’s brochures:

Not sure which zone you are in? View the AHS Zone Map.