Program overview : :
The EXTRA program sponsors the Naimark Fellow Award and the Rochon Award for each graduating cohort.
The Naimark Fellow Award recognizes professional excellence among health service leaders in Canada, as demonstrated by outstanding achievements in the EXTRA program.
The award was established in 2004 in recognition of Arnold Naimark, MD, the founding chair of HEC’s board of trustees. Arnold Naimark, MD, demonstrated commitment and leadership in the health, academic, community, and private sector at the local, national, and international levels. These achievements are widely honoured, as are the understanding, compassion and humour he exemplified.
One Naimark Fellow is awarded in each graduating cohort. The current cohort nominates the award winner before graduation based on the criteria:
The award is presented with a monetary prize and certificate.
The Rochon Award is presented to the EXTRA fellowship team whose improvement project will best improve population health and demonstrates early readiness for spread.
The award was established in 2017 in recognition of Jean Rochon, MD, the inaugural chair of the EXTRA Advisory Committee. Jean Rochon, MD, is credited with many reforms and modernizations of health and social services in Quebec before joining the World Health Organization to continue building bridges in healthcare internationally. His integrity, humility and leadership in public health and quality improvement form part of his legacy.
One Rochon Award is awarded to one team in a graduating cohort. EXTRA’s faculty and coaches, along with HEC’s leadership, nominate a team for the award before graduation based on the criteria:
The winning team receives a certificate and a monetary award to support the spread of their improvement project and/or to promote and profile their improvement through knowledge products.