Strategic Innovation for Community Health (STICH)

Through its Leadership and Innovation programs with INSEAD, Johnson & Johnson has invested in over 2500 senior healthcare leaders across EMEA. These programs invited health leaders to embark into a journey of self-guided discovery to further develop their leadership and innovation capacity – realising their vital role in building the resilience of communities and health systems.

Strategic Innovation for Community Health (STICH) program brought together primary healthcare leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa for a week-long intensive program to learn about business model innovation concepts that could improve community and primary care delivery.

Hear more from this year’s participants and watch the video.

Benefits of the STICH program
Participants gained a better understanding of their own innovation skills and how to improve and develop the innovation skills of those around them.

Key benefits were to:

Improve innovation skills and the ability to maximise the potential of staff
Understand the special nature of service delivery and key levers to improve value, quality and delivery of healthcare
A workshop approach to implementing innovation as a practical and useful systematic processes for healthcare service innovation that adds value for patients
Communicate more effectively about service innovations and improve patient engagement

Transforming Health at primary care level across Sub-Saharan Africa

38 primary healthcare leaders embarked on a life-changing journey of leadership & innovation by joining the Strategic Innovation for Community Health program in Nairobi, Kenya. This partnership with INSEAD has empowered participants with innovative tools and methods to take a more active role in strengthening health systems.

Driving Innovation in Community Health

The 2016 Strategic Innovation for Community Health program took place in Abu Dhabi from 11-16 November. Watch this video to find out what some of the participants thought about the program, what they learnt and how they will implement their new innovation skills and knowledge in their day-to-day work.

Learnings from the 2017 Strategic Innovation for Community Health

Gloria Havyarimana is an alumna of the 2017 Strategic Innovation for Community Health (STICH) program offered by Johnson & Johnson in partnership with INSEAD. As the Burundi Country Director for LifeNet International, Gloria had to learn to embrace change herself in order to lead her team to innovate and see their work at LifeNet differently.