Gallant HealthWorks & Associates (GHWA) is a people-centred and health-focused consulting network. GHWA works in collaboration with other leading transformation services Canada-wide and internationally.
We are known for rolling up our sleeves. We "Engage Stakeholders in Health"
by advising, creating, leading and implementing solutions that enable
diverse customers to achieve both their organizational and personal
GHWA is the only independent network of experienced leaders, clinicians, researchers and educators with cross-sectorial skills that support Canadians' health improvement in the broadest sense.
We have expertise in many areas, including:
health care management
customer, patient, physician, community & stakeholder engagement
patients as partners/person-centred health/patient-family focused care
team recruitment & facilitation
network and partnership building including a national referral database
communication/social media/knowledge translation
business development & marketing
mentoring & coaching
employee health & occupational stress
We are *pre-qualified/approved service providers to various agencies including: -Health Shared Services BC (*i.e. direct awards from BC Health Authorities - up to $50,000 permissible in the Specialist-Expert-Other Consulting in the General Consulting and IT Consulting Categories) -Government of British Columbia:Community Living BC & Ministry of Citizens' Services and Open Government
Customers are government agencies, health authorities, education institutions, corporations, professional associations, groups, non-profits, other consultancies and individuals. Customers include:
>The Burnaby Division of Family Practice, "A GP for Me" (Family Physicians) >The National Forum on Patient Experience >Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)/BC Mental Health Addiction Services, Led ER Dept. Protocols across BC >The University of British Columbia, Office of the CIO & UBC Development Office >The Conference Board of Canada, Marketing Partner: 1. Western Summit on Sustainable Health 2. Wellness & Sustainable Health Care Summit >Chinese-Canadian business associations (photo below), China & Hong Kong >Crossroads Hospice Society, Needs Assessment & Strategic Planning >Global National TV 16x9: National documentary/CBC National Community Online Panel >Advantage International (Western Canada, customer relationship benchmarking hospitals & suppliers) >INSITE Consultancy Inc. >All BC Health and other provincial health authorities >The BC Ministry of Health including Patients as Partners >Patient Voices Network/IMPACT BC
>Intercultural Online Network (iCON) UBC School of Medicine e-health >Sanotron/Hacking Health Vancouver, 2013, Community Partner/Mentor (Photo left) >CHSRF (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation) >Inspire People Group (UK) >UK Trade Investment, British Consulate >France Trade Investment, French Consulate >Healthcare Leaders' Association of British Columbia >Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute >Small to large consultants' firms >The Access Group (Ontario) >Public Agenda Group Inc. (BC) >A national body for mental health information >Various physician professional groups >Mentoring and coaching individuals >others
Gallant HealthWorks was a proud Partner, National Forum on Patient Experience. Sept. 2013, Toronto.
Our projects, and certainly our experience, focus on leadership and building collaborative relationships. Examples include: >Physician & Patient Engagement >Benchmarking Client Satisfaction with health shared services' purchasing (CRM) (CANADA) >Emergency Department Treatment Protocols for Children & Adults in BC >Academic Privacy & Protection of Personal Information in Health Services >End of life & Hospice community needs assessment >Evaluating LEAN >Seniors' Health in China >Knowledge Translation Photo Left -Working with Chinese & Canadian business/political leaders in China on health solutions.
YOUR VOICE COUNTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA! University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine website: "First of it's kind workshop brings citizens and providers together to discuss [health] system redesign." Paul [Gallant] led and conducted stakeholder analysis with health leaders, physicians, patients and advisory groups, developed content from Public Participation (IAP2), Patient Family Centred Care (IPFCC) and Triple Aim (IHI) frameworks. He facilitated a working group from various partner organizations that included patients. He advised on project management, QI, facilitated priority setting and relationship building, plus oversaw the development and delivery of an interactive workshop for citizens, health care providers and health leaders.
The interactive workshop was the
first of its kind developed by the Your Voice Countscollaboration and focused on three topics: 1. How to talk about your health care. 2. How the health care system works and
the challenges it faces. 3. How to use your experiences to improve
the health care system.
Co-facilitated by Fraser Health, ImpactBC and Patient Voices Network in
partnership with UBC Intercultural Online Health Network (iCON e-health) and Patients As Partners, BC Ministry of Health.
The British High Commissioner to Canada with Paul Gallant & Alex Budden, Consul General at "This is GREAT Britian" Breakfast, 2012. Gallant HealthWorks assists UK Trade Investment in business development opportunities.
Gallant HealthWorks in the UK Business News: A collaboration success story "Inspire People Group"
visit to BC (2010). Meeting Hon. Kevin Falcon, then BC Minister of Health.
Excerpt: Inspire People Group [UK] have just returned from a highly successful trip to Vancouver where they formed the basis of a working alliance and at the same time came away with a real business opportunity. Cook says “In addition to meeting the BC Minister of Health, influential GP’s and leading Academics, I was fortunate to spend time with a top drawer consultancy firm who run “change” programmes across Healthcare and Provincial Government. We are now looking to integrate one of our HR based models with the LEAN – Sixth Sigma concept to allow us to partner and deliver our model to high level clients across Canada”. In addition to this specific opportunity Inspire will work together with Gallant HealthWorks of Vancouver to uncover other areas where they can collaborate using their shared experience of the Health and Education Sectors... Photos: Min. Falcon & G. Cook, P. Gallant & G. Cook
Hon. (Dr.) Margaret MacDiarmid, BC Minister of Health & Paul Gallant (Emcee) at Dialogue with Health Leaders, Canadian College of Health Leader's (CCHL) Event, Jan. 2013.
Paul & Hon. Elinor Caplan (L-former Health Minister Ont.) discuss Person Centred Health & improving healthcare "systems," March, 2010
For details on other skills we have or services that we
provide, including: needs assessments, focus group design, senior's care, quality improvement, IAP2 principles, diversity, LEADS,
person-centred LEAN in human resources, mental health & males
with eating disorders, wellness, quality of life... just to name a
few....please drop us a note.
“It is rare to find people in business with high
integrity and the ability to build rapport quickly with anyone they
meet. Paul Gallant is that man. Paul's style and approach have helped
him build networks locally and internationally. He is helping my company
expand breakthrough science across North America and into Asia/China.
Paul is highly experienced in health care and related fields, and I have
come to respect him as a business partner and friend. If you are
looking for a solid business consultant or partner that does what he
says, Paul is your man." Tom Dutta, Business Executive & Chair, Mood Disorder's Association of BC
"Gallant HealthWorks was recommended to Tribal via a contact
through the British Consulate General’s Office in Vancouver. Paul has
assisted Tribal by: identifying opportunities, facilitating
introductions to healthcare leaders, navigating the Canadian healthcare
system plus promoting to increase Tribal’s visibility in the Canadian healthcare
sector. At Tribal we appreciate the quick communication of
opportunities and fact finding on a national basis provided by Gallant
HealthWorks, plus the continuing valued relationship
with Paul and his Associates. We have always found Paul to be a
proactive partner, well connected to the health market and a shrewd
observer of trends and assessor of possibilities. Even more important we
find him very reliable and fun to work with."Nigel Draper, Director, Health Practice, Tribal Group (London, UK)
“I recently worked with Paul as part of a patient and health care provider content development/workshop facilitation in primary health. Paul was knowledgeable and skilled in working with and moving our team ahead under tight timelines. He supported team members in reaching our objectives and demonstrated a wide breadth of experience, adaptability and leadership in achieving our end goal. He has a great sense of humour and was a pleasure to work with!” R. Plowright, Fraser Health Authority, 2011
“Paul is a focused, dedicated team leader with strong executive-level support skills and contextual understanding of health care needs across BC and internationally. He has proven ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically in multicultural environments.”Svetlana Kishchenko MD, Public Health Specialist, Institute For Health Policy Analysis, 2010