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

Online Brief Action Planning (BAP)
Starts Jun 08, 2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Register on or before Friday, June 1, 2022

Brief Action Planning is a self-management support technique to support clients to make action plans and set goals that address the aspects of their health or situation that are most important to them. It is a practical and highly structured approach that is based on the literature and evolving understanding of what works and does not help people change. This half-day workshop is appropriate for a wide-range of professionals and peer helpers that are interested in encouraging people to make behavioural changes to impact their health or well-being.


Paid parking on-site for non-HHSC Employees.

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