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University of Alberta School of Public Health and CCHL Renew Three-Year Strategic Alliance

June 02, 2020

Renewed partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field

Edmonton, AB / Ottawa, ON – June 2020 - The University of Alberta School of Public Health has renewed its strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of healthcare managers in Canada.

Through this agreement, participants in the master of public health (MPH) degree program and Fellowship in Health Systems Improvement (FHSI) program will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at CCHL, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their students.”

Shanthi Johnson, dean, School of Public Health, said: “We are delighted to renew and strengthen our partnership with CCHL, especially in light of CHE-designation of our School’s programs. Our collaboration recognizes alignment in our strategic goal of preparing local to global public health leaders.”

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian healthcare system.


About the Canadian College of Health Leaders

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career. Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 3,700 members and 70 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.


About the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health MPH and FHSI programs

The master of public health (MPH) degree is a professional degree designed to prepare practitioners to play roles in key public health functions, such as assessment, planning, action implementation and evaluation.

The Fellowship in Health System (FHSI) is designed for current health leaders and managers across Canada with significant experience who are eager to enhance their skills and capacity to lead transformative change.

For more information, visit the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health web site.


Media Enquiries

Canadian College of Health Leaders
Brenda Lammi
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215
blammi@leadscanada.net 

School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Nisa Drozdowski
Communications and Media Associate
780-907-3776
Nisa.drozdowski@ualberta.ca 



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