The Health Leadership Academy (HLA) is keen on creating a community of innovators who are dedicated to furthering what it means to be a health leader. Looking locally and abroad, the HLA supports research initiatives which investigate areas of improvement in the current health landscape.

We promote and endorse interdisciplinary research that shows strong potential for training and development of tomorrow’s health care leaders and transforming Canada’s health care system, with a focus on leadership and one or more of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Change Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Education

Currently, four studies are being funded and a signature health project is underway.

The Health Leadership Academy is a member of the Global Projects Center, an interdisciplinary research center at Stanford University that seeks to facilitate understanding of the financing, development, and governance of critical infrastructure worldwide.

Preparing for the Alternative Futures of Health

Alongside the McMaster Health Forum, the Michael G. DeGroote’s Health Leadership Academy identified what the alternative health futures will be and built a framework to better understand how leadership capabilities map onto these futures 10 years from now.

Alongside the McMaster Health Forum, a synthesis of health-system leadership frameworks and a provincial stakeholder dialogue was conducted. Using these findings to inform our future work, we created a white paper titled “Preparing for the Alternative Futures of Health: Why Navigating the Disruptive Forces Shaping Health Care Requires Transformative Leadership”.