Jeanette Edwards has recently been
appointed as the Strategic Lead for Community Health, Quality and Learning with
the new Shared Health organization in Manitoba. The Mission of this
organization is to build an accessible and integrated health system that
coordinates consistent and reliable care, capitalizes on talent and expertise
across the province, demonstrates positive outcomes and focuses on shared
resources to effectively serve the health needs of Manitobans. Jeanette will be
leading the provincial quality, patient safety and accreditation project which
will evaluate and recommend an overall provincial quality strategy across all
service delivery organizations.
Prior to this, Jeanette was Regional
Director of Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease with the Winnipeg Regional
Health Authority. In addressing broader primary health care principles
Jeanette's portfolio supported public and patient engagement and intersectoral
collaboration. Jeanette also led the Specialized Services for Children and
Youth (SSCY) initiative. Over the last
several years, Jeanette served as Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister on
Primary Care providing support for primary care renewal policy development and
strategic action planning.
Jeanette is a surveyor with the
Accreditation Canada. She has assisted in the development of the community
health standards, the Aboriginal accreditation processes and in surveying
independent organizations and health systems across the country and
internationally. Jeanette is currently also co-chairing the Primary Health Care
Technical Committee for the Health Service Organization developing new
Jeanette remains active teaching at the
University of Manitoba.
Jeanette has had extensive and varied board
experience including work with local and national community voluntary organizations,
professional regulatory bodies, Accreditation Canada to name a few.