Living with Chronic Pain & Disease

Brief Action Planning

Brief Action Planning (BAP)

BAP is a highly structured, stepped -care, Self-Management support technique.  Composed of a series of 3 questions and 5 Skills. BAP can be used to facilitate goal setting and action planning to build self-efficacy in chronic illness management and disease prevention. The overall goal of BAP is to assist an individual to create an action plan for a Self-Management behavior that they feel confident that they can achieve.  BAP is currently being used in diverse care settings including primary care, home health care and rehabilitation, mental health and public health to assist and empower patients to self-manage chronic illnesses and disabilities.  This technique has been incorporated into teaching curriculum at multiple medical schools, presented at major national healthcare and academic conferences and is being increasingly integrated into health delivery systems across the United States and Canada to support patient Self-Management.

The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN has faculty trained in Brief Action Planning.  To arrange to have this valuable workshop delivered to your organization free of charge please call, Lynn Kuchard, Self- Management Coordinator @ (905) 521-2100 ext 77127, Hamilton Health Sciences.

Upcoming Workshops





Come join us for the day! Take our morning Choices and Changes Workshop

HHSC employees can register through the Centre for People Development. All non-HHSC Healthcare professionals are welcome and can call to register with Lynn at

905-521-2100 ext 77127.

FREE for all healthcare professionals and everyone is welcome!




Health Professionals Workshops:

Choices and Changes Workshop

Brief Action Planning Workshop

Treating Patients with C.A.R.E.

Call 905.381.2100 Ext. 77127

Designed by C.D. HAYNES Design