The Institute of Medicine (IOM) established in 1970 is a non-profit organization that works to inform government and policy makers through providing authoritative evidence. In combination with the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council, the IOM makes up the organization known as the National Academies.
The Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) was chosen by the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Board on Global Health as one of four innovation collaborative projects from around the world. The collaboratives are intended to incubate and pilot ideas called for by the Lancet Commission Report, Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World. CIHLC’s vision is collaborative leadership for health system change to globally transform education and health.
The Canadian Interprofessional Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) has received of $2.7 million over three years from the MOHLTC. This grant facilitates international recognition of innovation in health leadership program development across Canada and the world. Funding announcements has been released by all five partner universities, and are available below.