Better Choices, Better Health®

Helping to put knowledge into action, supporting better health

COVID-19 Update:

Due to current public health restrictions, all in-person workshops continue to be on hold.  We are pleased to offer virtual workshops through Zoom for Albertans. View Register / Contact Us to learn which zones are offering virtual workshops.

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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Resources

Program Resources

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

Supporting Resources

Information for Health Professionals

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.