Our Purpose

The goal of the Foundation is to act as the leading voice on and advocate of integrated care through proactive collaboration with its wide range of beneficiaries. By bringing these various perspectives together, IFIC seeks to provide a unique forum for knowledge exchange with the ultimate aim of maximising the health and wellbeing of people and communities while improving the overall effectiveness and sustainability of health and care systems.

Advancing science

Promoting and sharing knowledge

Supporting the implementation and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice

IFIC aims:

To be the leading advocate for change towards integrated care

To develop and exchange of ideas and knowledge with regards to Integrated Care among academics, researchers, managers, health and care professionals, users and carers of services and policy and decision makers

To engage, influence and transform health and social care systems in a person centred and population focused

To publish the latest integrated care related research, case studies and evidence in our peer-reviewed, open-access

To undertake primary research and provide research and evaluation support for integrated care research-based

To bring people together to present and hear about the latest research, evidence, innovations and practice at our international

To support a network of global participants so that they might collaborate, share knowledge and discuss the latest ideas around integrated care

To support the effective design and implementation of integrated care in policy and practice through Integrated Care Solutions©

To develop people and organisations by providing education and training through our Integrated Care Academy ©

To assess policy and decision makers, bridging science and the adoption of integrated care in order to bring about the most effective and sustainable health and care systems from the perspective of people and population

To engage businesses, industry and investors to participate in the network, to promote sponsorship

The Concept of Integrated Care

“Integrated care as a concept should be seen as so much more than the sum of a range of organisational processes acting at different levels. As with primary care, integrated care should rank alongside universal health coverage and equity of access as a core property of high-quality health systems since, without it, care experiences and outcomes are unlikely to be as good as they should be. So, whilst it is important to better comprehend the complex and multi-dimensional nature of integrated care as a process, it is also important to recognise that integrated care is a fundamental design principle.” 

Prof Nick Goodwin, Founder of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)