Innovators for Community Wellness is a novel programme for senior health care managers who work in the areas of chronic diseases and family medicine. It is designed for people with medical, nursing, health education and public health backgrounds whose management responsibilities have increased significantly and who are faced with the challenge of developing new approaches for health care service design and delivery. The programme is held in our Abu Dhabi campus and welcomes applicants who work in the Middle East.
Participants will gain a better understanding of their own innovation skills and how to improve and develop the innovation skills of those around them. They will develop an appreciation of how to apply process thinking in order to implement strategic visions for health care more effectively. They will also develop skills for patient-centred care and establishing a common vision for the care providers in their own organisations. They will explore the dynamics of strategic positioning in health care networks, and they will develop the seeds of ideas that can be applied in their home institutions to improve health care value in the populations that they serve.