Complete a Health Leadership Specialty (HLS) in Palliative Care with LEAP Leaders

March 1, 2022

Individuals with their CHE designation complete LEAP Leaders, along with additional requirements, to receive an HLS in palliative care.

Pallium Canada and the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) are thrilled to announce the launch of LEAP Leaders—an online palliative care course for health care leaders. In 2021, Pallium and CCHL began a strategic partnership to offer a Health Leadership Specialty in Palliative Care, representing advanced training and leadership in palliative care. 

LEAP Leaders is designed specifically for health system leaders and administrators to help them improve access to palliative care and integrate palliative care into the health systems and services they lead. This fully online course provides important knowledge and training on the principles and benefits of the palliative care approach, increases understanding of the patient populations that can benefit, and empowers leaders to effectively integrate palliative care into the organizations, health services, and regions that they manage.

LEAP Leaders is for health care administrators, leaders at all leadership levels, and policymakers. It may also be useful for postgraduate learners in fields such as health services management and leadership. Individuals with their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation can complete LEAP Leaders along with some additional requirements to receive an HLS in palliative care.

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “Health Leadership Specialties are an exciting new development for CCHL as we have the opportunity to partner with incredible organizations such as Pallium Canada, and hopefully influence the life-long learning and impact of health leaders as they apply what they learn directly in their daily work. The Health Leadership Specialties also create a pathway for those with their CHE designation towards eligibility for the newly launched CCHL Fellows Select program.”

Jeffrey Moat, Chief Executive Officer at Pallium Canada, said: “We created LEAP Leaders to inspire health care leaders to integrate high quality palliative care in the services they offer. Pallium is delighted to be partnering with CCHL to offer a Health Leadership Specialty in palliative care because we know health care leaders play an essential role in improving the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada.”

Health care administrators, leaders at all leadership levels, and policymakers can enable quality improvement and accelerate health system change in palliative care that results in better health outcomes for patients and their families.

About Pallium Canada
Pallium Canada is a national, evidence-based organization focused on building professional and community capacity to help improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada.

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a national member-driven non-profit association, is the connected community that develops, supports, and inspires health leaders across Canada. 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 and Fellows 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 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

Media Enquiries
Robyn Levy
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Pallium Canada

Brenda Lammi
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215