Celebrating Innovating Health for Tomorrow (IHT) Programme
Since 1998, through its leadership and innovation programmes with INSEAD, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Global Community Impact (GCI) has invested in almost 1500 senior healthcare leaders across EMEA. These programmes invited health leaders to embark into a learning journey of self-guided discovery to further develop their leadership and innovation capacity – realising their vital role in rethinking and transforming health systems.
Over the last 18 months, J&J GCI has been on a journey to further refine its strategy to generate more focused impact where it matters the most. Guided by the J&J Credo and the J&J purpose of blending heart, science and ingenuity to change the trajectory of health for humanity as well as the Global Community Impact mission to support and champion the people on the frontlines of care – a strategic shift has been made to focus J&J’s social impact programming on the bridge between the community and the primary health system. More specifically on building the skills, capabilities, leadership and resiliency of three cadres of health workers who are instrumental in connecting communities with primary health facilities namely; nurses, midwives and community health workers. By doing so, J&J GCI will play an important role together with their partners in supporting Universal Health Coverage and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For all their partners globally, J&J GCI will now take a step back and reflect on how best to re-shape their future social impact portfolio moving forward against their revised focus and strategy. INSEAD too is taking a step back to reflect on how to best re-shape its focus on the role of business in society and business as a force for good in health systems. Concretely, this means that the Innovating Health for Tomorrow (IHT) Programme will come to an end following the completion of the 2019 programme.
Over the last 7 years, IHT has seen about 240 health innovators graduate across 43 countries. INSEAD and J&J GCI are very proud of what the programme has achieved and what alumni have been inspired to do following the programme.
INSEAD is highly grateful for J&J GCI’s long-standing partnership and collaboration.
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"What the programme did, and what I took away, were strengthened pillars. I had conceptual knowledge of business models and canvases, but what I was missing was how to implement these."
How Stefan Vlachos and Nina Lahti, past participants of Innovating Health for Tomorrow, took their learnings and applied them to drive innovation in the workplace.
"Thanks to all our activities, we are getting a reputation for being in the innovation space. People are hearing about what we are doing." Harry Majewski speaks about how the Innovating Health for Tomorrow equipped him with tools in innovation and healthcare, changing his mindset in the process.
Innovating Health for Tomorrow alumnus, Bharath Balasubramaniam, on how the programme gave him a sense of direction and the confidence to look at things differently.