Royal Roads University and the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS) have signed a formal partnership toward improving, expanding and diversifying health leadership research, educational programming, and transformation and sustainability initiatives.
Both organizations believe in:
- supporting the strategic direction, quality and success of each other in their respective roles;
- meeting the need for quality health leadership research and educational programming;
- working collaboratively for mutual benefit.
To achieve this, the partnership will focus on two main things: 1. Health Leadership and Health System Transformation and Sustainability Research
- creation of a joint applied research agenda pertaining to health leadership and health system sustainability;
- pursuit of funds to support a joint applied research agenda;
- support for further collaborations with other relevant parties to design and conduct applied research where additional content expertise will be beneficial;
- sharing of research findings and information that is of interest toward improving health leadership and health system sustainability.
2. Health Leadership and Health System Transformation and Sustainability Educational Programming
- sharing of RRU and IHSTS expertise in the development, design and delivery of high quality health leadership and sustainability educational programs;
- exploring means by which RRU and IHSTS resources might complement each other in the pursuit of joint health leadership educational programs and health system sustainability programs;
- recognizing both Parties’ standard approval policies and procedures.
To mark this important occasion, representatives from both IHSTS and RRU attended a signing ceremony on July 23 in Hatley Castle.
Attending for IHSTS were: Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Chair, Board of Directors (pictured above) Mr. Gordon Macatee, Member, Board of Directors Ms. Paddy Meade, Executive Director
Attending for Royal Roads University were: Dr. Steven Grundy (pictured above), Dr. Mary Bernard, Dr. Matt Heinz, Dr. Pedro Marquez, Dr. Ron Lindstrom, Dr. Brigitte Harris, Dr. Wendy Rowe, Ms. Barb Stoddard, Ms. Colleen Hoppins
Both Drs. Sutcliffe and Grundy spoke to the importance of this partnership to address quality health leadership and educational programming to better respond to the emerging challenges and opportunities in and to ensure the sustainability of the health system, including increased access, improved quality, and cost-containment.