Person-centred, practical, and creative solutions to real problems in the Canadian and international health sectors - Gallant HealthWorks & Associates (GHWA) is competitive, flexible and strategic while "engaging stakeholders in health." We have provided outstanding healthcare leadership, research and education services for years. Many of us have more than 20 years experience. All are highly qualified academically and professionally including a mix of:
> Certified Health Executives "CHE"
> MBA, MHA, MHK, MPH, MSc, PhD and other education credentials
> Various clinical qualifications
Paul & colleague Paulette Lacroix at "This is Great Britian" Breakfast with British High Commissioner and Consul General
Our Networks & Collaborators Set Us Aside
GHWA expert network of associates, partners and collaborating companies spans Canada, China, the UK and beyond. These networks include others in the fields of healthcare, education, medicine, leadership, business and communication.
MEET A FEW OF US, OUR COLLABORATORS & ADVISORS
Paul Gallant, President Paulette Lacroix, Senior Consultant/Privacy Susan Lowe, Associate, Stakeholder Relations Nicole Snow
Paul Gallant, CHE, PhD(c), MHK. President.Expertise includes: health care management, QI, patients as partners, business development, strategic planning, recruitment, relationship and partnership building, leadership, community/stakeholder engagement, policy development, health promotion, knowledge translation, communication, workshop design & facilitation, multiculturalism/diversity, mental health & addictions (eating disorders, men's health), child/youth and older adults, rehabilitation, health equity, benchmarking, resource management, group facilitation, mixed methods research, clinical skills, quality of work-life, wellness and mentorship.
Paul is an innovative Certified Health Executive (CHE) with 30 years in healthcare, education, research and leadership fields, including substantial business and clinical experience across many populations.
He is Vice-Chair of Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), BC Lower Mainland Chapter. This Chapter is one of the largest and most active in Canada with over 350 health leader members and numerous events each year. Paul serves on the Board of Directors with the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC) and the Advisory Board of the Canadian Association for People-Centred Health.
Paul has provided leadership to health authorities, groups, consultancies, governments and individuals; managed interdisciplinary resources in acute, community, educational, and residential settings; built partnerships, empowered others, championed diversity; served as President of a non-profit society and a professional association, and as a Board Member at Healthcare Leaders’ BC.
He incorporates knowledge translation and proven mixed methods approaches throughout his work. He has successfully engaged "difficult to reach" and multicultural stakeholders through multiple methods using IAP2 principles through workshops, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and media to inform, evaluate, and improve citizen's, patient's and provider's experience. This includes experience in the community and in primary health care. He has informed healthcare policy across diverse groups with an emphasis in mental health and addictions, senior's care/end-of-life, emergency department treatment and personal health information privacy/security. He has helped connect and improve supplier/hospital relations in Western Canada through work with Advantage International, shared services organizations and health authorities.
Paul's expertise, skills and approaches are equally applicable in working with senior leaders, professionals, volunteers, citizens and grass roots stakeholders. He also is an IHI Open School Member.
Much of Paul’s experience includes connecting expertise to achieve quality outcomes plus the recruitment, supervision, evaluation, and mentorship of multidisciplinary teams across complex programs or projects. These have including seniors and end of life care, academic, business ventures such as advising foreign companies in Canadian health practices, provincial mental health, emergency treatment, primary health, privacy, quality improvement, benchmarking that includes working with or alongside all BC plus many other Canadian health authorities and agencies at one time or another.
He has presented at more than 30 conferences and his research generates significant awareness and media attention. See Research for presentation topics including: leadership, employee stress/health, embracing diversity, leadership and engaging stigmatized groups including males with eating disorders.
Paul's projects, clients and/or collaborators have included:
Provincial Health Services Authority/BC Mental Health & Addiction Services
The University of British Columbia, Office of the CIO
Chinese-Canadian Business Associations (various)
Crossroads Hospice Society
INSITE Consultancy Inc., BC
Fraser Health Authority
BC Ministry of Health including Patients as Partners
Patient Voices Network/IMPACT BC
iCON UBC School of Medicine
CHSRF (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation)
Inspire People Group (UK)/UKTI British Consulate
Healthcare Leaders' Association of British Columbia (HCLABC)
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Small to large consultants' firms
The Access Group (Ontario)
Public Agenda Group Inc. (BC)
National & local media agencies
A national body for mental health information
Mentoring and coaching individuals (leadership and/or wellness)
A large Canadian law firm
Paul is a conduit and founder/manager of "Canada Health & Healthcare Consultants" "Health Care Leaders" and "Person Centred Health" professional networking discussion groups with more than 2600 members in total.
Watch Global National's 16:9 documentary Dying to be Thin (2011) for interviews with Paul about his research and leadership in field of men's health and eating disorders.
Watch CBC Community Online"Shame in Silence: Eating Disorders' Awarenss Week" Feb. 2013. Archived online panel including Paul.
Paul is an Approved service provider with various agencies including the Ministry of Citizen's Services, Health Shared Services BC, and Community Living British Columbia.
Below: A break during E-Mental Health Vancouver 2011: P.Gallant (L), Chris LaForge (MoH BC) & Susan Lowe (R). Photo Credit "aidanBOX"
Susan Lowe, Associate, Stakeholder Relations Expertise includes: stakeholder relationship-building, health promotion, program management, bilingual communication, needs assessment, group facilitation, counselling, and partnership-building.
Susan has 25 years of experience in health promotion, health education, project management, social research, employment programs, career counselling, and fund development for healthcare. She is passionate about community development, system improvement and stakeholder relations.
Marie-Claude Biancardi & Paul Gallant Minister of Health's Event (BC), 2010
Fun. Health Achieve, Ontario: Paul & Nigel from Tribal UK, Taimour (Access Group), & Paul G.
OTHER ASSOCIATES & ADVISORS
Above: Camille Rozon & Paul Gallant at CCHSE Event, LEAN
Camille Rozon (l), Dr. Nancy Hall- recently passed away (c), Paul Gallant (r)
Paulette Lacroix (l), the late Dr. Nancy Hall (r), Participate in discussion at Person Centred Health Leadership Action Series, North American Telepresence. Hon. Elinor Caplan (on telepresence screen middle-left), Wayne Mills & others across North America)
Nicole Snow, BN, RN, MN, CPMHN(C), PhD(c). Associate.Expertise includes: mental health & addictions nursing, clinical education, qualitative research, and ethics. Nicole brings more than 12 years experience in mental health and addictions nursing from both a clinical and academic perspective. She works with the Centre for Nursing Studies and is Faculty Scholar, Centre for Collaborative Health professional Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN).
Lord Nigel Crisp, Former CEO National Health Services (NHS), England. Senior Expert Advisor.Expertise includes: International development, global health, senior leadership, authorship. Lord Crisp, works mainly on international development and global health. He was from 2000 to 2006 the Chief Executive of the NHS, the largest integrated health system in the world and Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Department of Health. More recently he has led and participated in international projects on global health and international development. He has written and presented extensively on health and development and his academic links and affiliations include being a Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge and of the Royal College of Physicians. He recently wrote "Turning the World Upside Down - the search for global health in the 21st century."
ADDITIONAL CONSULTANTS: We work with an extensive network of trusted and experienced consultants from across British Columbia, Canada, the United States, England and beyond. These consultants include those highly skilled in: quality improvement, privacy, content development, health tech, e-learning, project managers, LEAN, plus others. We will continue to feature and rotate selected profiles.
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