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CCHM - Canadian College of Humanitarian Medicine

Humanitarian Health Leadership

Healthcare is in crisis around the world, but the crisis is most grave in low-income communities. In the face of largely preventable diseases, people must contend with ever-tightening resources in their struggle to maintain health and combat illness. Effective healthcare demands wise leadership; leaders who understand the root causes of ill health, recognize effective interventions, and possess the diplomatic skills necessary to implement progress. Yet precious few individuals are taught to think as leaders. Health leadership requires skill, motivation and perseverance. Armed with these virtues, healthcare professionals can apply themselves to successfully guide health improvements in their particular communities.

Competency Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will in the context of a low-resource community are able to:
• Assemble a health leadership team
• Assess community health needs and resources
• Plan effective health interventions
• Assure action on health intervention plans

Upon completion the graduate will receive a certificate which can be applied towards any full professional diploma program and is eligible for registration with the World Organization of Natural Medicine as a Practitioner of Humanitarian Service.