What is the Brief Action Planning?
Brief Action Planning (BAP) is an evidence-based, efficient, and effective course that helps health care providers support management as well as behavior change that enables patient self-efficacy. BAP focuses on client-centered goal-setting and gives health care providers ways to involve patients in decision-making that emphasizes the value of problem-solving, goal setting, creating goal-directed behaviour, and following up on these goals with patients in future visits.
BAP makes efficient use of health care providers’ time and can be used as part of any routine client interaction with the opportunity to use it over multiple visits.
What happens in a training?
A group of 10 to 12 health care providers working in a community setting gather for a one day training to learn motivational interviewing-based skills that can help them build rapport as well as engage their clients in a conversation about healthy behaviour change. Health care providers learn skills that will help them:
- Foster a collaborative relationship between clients and their health care provider
- Use the techniques for any chronic health condition
- Reinforce language taught in the peer led Stanford program
Participants will be provided with:
- A BAP Workbook
- Light breakfast and lunch
Who can attend this training?
Health promoters and front line health workers providing healthly behaviour change support to clients living in the Toronto Central LHIN region.
Who leads the training?
BAP will be led by two trained facilitators who were screened and selected to attend a four day training. They are part of an active community of practice that meets regularly.
Who developed the training?
The Centre for Collaboration, Communication, Motivation, and Innovation developed this evidence-informed course and continue to update it periodically.