The Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve (CHUA) was one of the winners of the «Human Capital in Health» grant, with the project of the Center for Human (In) Involvement for Health.
This project is part of an integrated strategy of “recognizing the precious value of the human capital of CHUA, as an anchor of the NHS mission, with the objective of caring, valuing and enhancing the human factor, as a way to contribute positively to the feeling of institutional belonging, integrating the sense of organizational alignment ”explains Rita Neves, director of the Human Resources Management Service at CHUA.
Designed as an enhancer for the happiness of employees, the Center for Human (Des) Involvement for Health, with poles in the leeward and in the windward, aims to be “an incubator of projects and actions that unfold around three concrete axes: Space Human Potential, with Individualized Follow-up actions; the Espaço Pausa Consciente, with activities and practices that integrate health; the Espaço Somos Um, which will integrate training and leisure activities that promote a sense of belonging and enhance the value of the team ”.
The initiative was promoted by the Portuguese Association of Hospital Administrators (APAH), with technical advice from Nobox and support from Gilead Sciences, with the objective of “recognizing and enhancing the human capital of the National Health Service, endowing its professionals with the skills necessary for them to promote a positive change in their realities, particularly in the field of leadership in the human dimension ”.
The two winning institutions will have access to a specialized consultancy program that will allow them to accelerate the implementation of their human capital change project.
It includes a training program consisting of 3 modules – personal and team leadership, leadership in a new paradigm, organizational alignment – as well as technical consultancy support for the implementation of the project during the year 2021.
In practice, this award will allow “to develop and implement various initiatives for the humanization of industrial relations, the promotion of a healthy work context, the structured implementation of an institutional culture that strives for organizational alignment, empathy, motivation and satisfaction of professionals, which enhance the improvement ”in the provision of care to users.
The 16 applications, submitted by SNS institutions from the north to the south of the country, were evaluated by a jury composed of the presidents of the Orders of Doctors, Order of Nurses, Order of Pharmacists and Order of Psychologists, chaired by Alexandre Lourenço, president of APAH.