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. Concretely, this means that the Strategic Innovation for Community Health (STICH) Programme has come to an end, and a potential new programme will be explored.
Over the last 8 years, STICH (former Innovators for Community Wellness (ICW)) programme has seen about 210 health innovators graduate across 33 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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Since 1998, through its leadership and Innovation programmes with INSEAD, Johnson & Johnson has invested in almost 1500 senior healthcare leaders across EMEA. These programmes invite health leaders to embark into a journey of self-guided discovery to further develop their leadership and innovation capacity – realising their vital role in building the resilience of communities and health systems. The belief is that it is key to invest today in increasing the leadership and innovation capacity of health leaders of tomorrow as they will play an instrumental role in rethinking and transforming health systems in the years to come.
Strategic Innovation for Community Health is the result of the Trust’s longstanding partnership with INSEAD to provide management education for healthcare professionals. INSEAD is a Flagship Partner within the Trust’s 2020 strategy and a key component of the Trust’s goal to advance knowledge and innovation in seeking to transform health care systems. The Trust works across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in making a difference in human health through multiple social impact interventions. Currently within the Trust’s partnership portfolio there are over 70 active programmes run with partner organisations. For more information about the Trust and its activities, please visit www.jjcct.org
Strategic Innovation for Community Health alumna, Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl, on how the programme changed her mindset and gave her the confidence to approach her work differently.