Cancer Coaching gets EXTRA support

By Cancer Foundation on May 4 / 2017

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Good news for local cancer care!

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement has announced it will support the Cancer Foundation over the next year to scale up its Cancer Coaching program.

The Cancer Foundation is one of nine healthcare organizations across Canada to have been selected for the EXTRA: Executive Training Program. The program builds the capacity of healthcare leaders and organizations to achieve, sustain and scale improvements, and creates a pan-Canadian community of healthcare leaders dedicated to innovation.

This year the program has a special focus on integrating care across services, sectors and providers in order to deliver high quality care in the patient’s home or community.

“By shifting care from hospital to home and community,” says the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, “we can help more Canadians get the best possible care in the most appropriate setting. Innovative partnerships and projects like these will be key to helping us chart a course for a healthcare system that is both high quality and patient-centred.”

The Cancer Coaching program, an innovative community health and social service centered on the needs of patients, is the first of its kind in Canada. The EXTRA program will help the Cancer Foundation support a greater number of local families facing cancer. We are very grateful to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.

Want to learn more? Read here what the founder of Cancer Coaching and CEO of the Cancer Foundation, Linda Eagen, has to say on this exciting new development.

Read Linda’s Take

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