Fellowship in Health System Improvement


Lead the change

With Canada's health system performance trailing many other countries, there is now a critical need for leaders who bring about transformative change.

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Do you want to:

  • increase your knowledge of health and health system performance.
  • enhance your personal and organizational leadership skills.
  • build your understanding of international health systems.
  • develop the ability to lead transformative change.

If these things appeal to you, and if you are a current leader or senior manager in a health system, then our Fellowship in Health System Improvement may be for you.

  • The next course module begins in September 2023

Individuals wishing to apply for admission into the program should send a letter of expression of interest and a current CV to the program Director, Dr. Devidas Menon (menon@ualberta.ca). Applications are accepted on a continuing basis.

Certified Health Executive Program credits

Canadian College of Health Leaders

Certified Health Executives are skilled professionals committed to career development and their profession. Certification demonstrates a proven level of knowledge and experience, and insight into health leadership practices.

Through a partnership with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), graduates of the School of Public Health MPH degree program have advanced standing for two of the credit
requirements for the Canadian Health Executive (CHE) designation.

Additional benefits offered to students by CCHL include:

  • Reduced application fee to the CHE program, if registered within one year of degree completion
  • CCHL student rate membership fees
  • 7 maintenance of credential credits upon completion of the CHE program

Exemption from requiring two years of health-related leadership experience to apply to the CHE program MPH candidates must meet eligibility requirements for both CCHL membership and the CHE program.

For more information about CCHL and its membership benefits, as well as the CHE program and eligibility requirements, visit the Canadian College of Health Leaders.


Who should attend

The program is designed for people with significant health system experience who are eager to enhance their capacity to lead transformative change. Enrolment will be limited to 24 students.


"The Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity to integrate leadership development and health system improvement knowledge from international and Canadian experience and thereby enhance the ability of current and future leaders to lead transformative change."

Milton Sussman
Deputy Minister, Alberta Health

"The Fellowship in Health System Improvement helps develop thinkers, change makers and leaders. Our participants return more informed, engaged and critical in their analysis of health system issues and ideas. There is also long-term value in the network our fellows build from across the country."

Denise Perret
Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia
Department of Health and Wellness

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