About EXTRA program
Creating a culture of evidence use by healthcare leaders
Geared toward teams of healthcare executives, the new EXTRA 14 month team-based fellowship offers a shorter and more focused training in better management and use of evidence for quality and performance improvement.
EXTRA training gives participants the skills and knowledge to become change agents in healthcare improvement. It offers unique opportunities for participants to conduct evidence-informed intervention projects in their organizations, with the goal of enhancing patient outcomes, quality of care and cost-effectiveness.
Led by prestigious Canadian and international faculty and practice leaders, the new 14-month EXTRA fellowships support teams in initiating and leading evidence-informed improvements in their own organizations, or across jurisdictions with multisite teams and cross-boundary intervention projects. The program has five components:
Application for 2012 fellowship
Application due: February 1, 2012
Results annouced: April 10, 2012
Who administers this program?
The EXTRA programm represents a partnership of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, and a consortium of Quebec partners, represented by the Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS). The program is administered by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation under the direction of a distinguished advisory council with representatives from nursing, medicine, and other health services professions, chaired by former Quebec minister of health and social services, Dr. Jean Rochon.
What is the role of FERASI Centre in the EXTRA program?
FERASI Centre is the direct contact point for the fellow-mentor relationships in the Quebec region. Our role is to ensure support that will be provided to EXTRA fellows with the academic course material and intervention projects (both in their design and implementation).
FERASI Centre hold an orientation workshop for the fellows, mentors, researchers, and interested decision makers in the region to introduce the new cohort of fellows to potential mentors and create more opportunities for collaboration between the research and applied worlds.
FERASI Centre ensure the intervention projects garner special attention in the mentoring component, from both the mentoring team and the mentoring centre leads.
Where are the others regional mentoring centres?
They are four centres operate as the mentoring sites for the EXTRA program, as FERASI Centre. Each of these also covers the northern parts of its region:
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