Health Academy is for public relations and communications professionals working
in the health sector. It brings together more than 100 CPRS members from
coast-to-coast specializing in health to share best practices and industry
How do I join?
To join the
CPRS Health Academy: (1) become a CPRS member and (2) select the Health Academy
section in the online CPRS member directory. There is no additional fee.
What does the CPRS Health Academy offer for members?
member provides with you a spring, fall and winter professional development
webinar series featuring inspiring cast studies. Visit the CPRS webinar section for a list of upcoming presentation and to watch archived CPRS Health Academy webinars.
virtually with members across the country. Share best practices and get advice
from colleagues working in the same sector. We meet in person too. At the 2018
CPRS National Conference in PEI, CPRS Health Academy members will have an
opportunity to network at a meet and greet planned for the evening of Saturday
PRSA Health Academy Membership
value of joining the CPRS Health Academy is the ability to become a member of
the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Health Academy for an additional
Who leads the CPRS Health Academy organizing?
When the CPRS Health Academy was launched in January 2018 a
call for volunteers to create a council tasked with identifying and organizing
activities for the Health Academy received a great response: The inaugural volunteer
Council members, with representation from coast-to-coast are:
Marshall, APR, President, Vivant Communication Inc., ON (Chair)
Adams, APR, ABC, Senior Communications Consultant, BC
Bourque Wiley, Director, Communications, Niagara Health, ON
McElroy, Manager, Communications & Volunteer Department, North Bay
Regional Health Centre, ON
Mietkiewicz, Senior Communication Specialist, Communications & Media
Relations, Jewish General Hospital, QC
Oosterman, Chief, Communications & Public Affairs, Bluewater Health, ON
Read, Communications/Patient Relations Officer, Kemptville District
Tinis, Communications Lead, Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network, AB
Stanley, APR, FCPRS, Health PEI,
Adams, APR, President, Brainstorm Communications, ON (Board Liaison)
The Council looks forward to serving the professional
development and networking needs of CPRS health sector members. Together, we
are creating a health sector community of practice for collaboration,
networking and learning.