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20
Jan

Advancing integrated care evaluation in shifting contexts

Despite many studies evaluating the effectiveness of integrated care, evidence remains inconsistent. Increasingly, commentary on the subject of integrated care evaluation is pointing out the mismatch between the ability to capture the impact of integrated care initiatives and programmes, and the selection of the most appropriate methodology to do this.

19
Jan

Celebrating Learning and an Inspiring Community of Practice

On the 12th November, ten students from the MSc Leading People-centred Integrated Care at the University of the West of Scotland joined me in a conversation with IFIC Scotland’s Reference Network.

11
Dec

Jodeme Goldhar wins 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Award

2020 Women of Inspiration™ Award Winners Announced - Women Across Industries Recognized for “Raising The Bar” In Historic Year Congratulations IFIC Board member and  IFIC Canada co-founder Jodeme Goldhar, 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Advocate and Catalyst for Change! To Jodeme a Woman of Inspiration understands her worth and holds it with humility with the power to ...
1
Dec

Sebastian Lindblom

Sebastian Lindblom
Executive Member

1
Dec

VIDEO: Integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) in Ireland: lessons learnt

The following presentation of Prof. Áine Carroll, IFIC Ireland co-director and IFIC Board member, describes current lessons learnt in the design and delivering of integrated people-centred health services in Ireland.

25
Nov

Congratulations to IFIC Scotland partners in the Scholl Academic Centre

“Congratulations to IFIC Scoland partners in the Scholl Academic Centre for launching the final report of a comprehensive Needs Assessment for the Isle of Man Plan for Integrated Palliative and end of life care” On Monday 23rd November 2020 Hospice Isle of Man was delighted that Minister for Health and Social Care, David Ashford formally ...
19
Nov

Webinar EIT Health Healthy Loneliness & Manifesto

As Europe’s population ages, and societal changes lead to greater isolation for older citizens, loneliness is responsible for a decrease in quality of life for a large part of European society.

9
Nov

Darren Curran

Digital Communications Officer

27
Oct

Disability Rights during the Pandemic

This report wants to raise the alarm about the Covid-19 pandemic and how it affects people with disabilities, including people with intellectual disabilities. The report talks about the results of the Covid-19 Disability Rights Monitor.

19
Oct

Review of the Health Care Home Model – a look inside a leading New Zealand example of integrated care

The Health Care Home (HCH) mode was, first implemented in New Zealand in 2011. It was inspired by the Seattle-based Group Health model and adapted for the publicly funded and general practice gatekeeper role in New Zealand. Capital and Coast District Health Board commissioned IFIC to undertake an evaluation of the CCDHB region’s implementation of the Health Care Home model over the July-August 2020 period.

8
Oct

Value-based care: why it matters so much now

The twin challenges of last summer’s bushfires, swiftly followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, have exposed critical bottlenecks and vulnerabilities in the Australian health system

28
Sep

Continuity and coordination of care at the heart of integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS)

There are many descriptions of integrated care. I particularly relate to one framed by National Voices: ‘’My care is planned with people who work together to understand me and my carer(s), put me in control, coordinate and deliver services to achieve my best outcomes.”  It speaks of a collaborative approach to achieve what really matters to ...
28
Sep

Deafness and Dementia

Deafness and Dementia a review by Anne Hendry Communication matters. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, communication has been of critical importance at all levels, from policy to public health messaging and in practice. Now more than ever we must provide clear information and advice and listen carefully to what really matters to people. With the introduction ...
23
Sep

Dr. Nereide A. Curreri

Researcher

10
Aug

Dr. Edelweiss Aldasoro discusses health inequalities in light of Covid-19

Can we function as one system, identify with the shared values and vision, and believe that everybody can be a partner in the care of each other when many societies structurally impoverish, marginalise, deprive, neglect or abandon some of their communities? The pandemic has highlighted that some communities and groups are systematically neglected and unprotected.

4
Aug

Is integrated mental health care hard to achieve?

First, what is integrated mental health care- it is a mental health care system that should encompass clear and seamless care pathways that match the intensity and type of care with the severity and complexity of the illness that people experience over time. For most people living with mental illness in Australia these care pathways are often difficult to find and often unaffordable.
Improving mental health care services has been a focus of the Bupa Health Foundation since its beginnings some 15 years ago.

30
Jul

Australian contributions a factor in boosting IJIC’s impact rating

In June 2020, the International Journal of Integrated Care celebrated a further growth in its impact factor rating to 2.753 – it’s highest rating to date. This reflects a growing level of citations for the Journal that have risen from 341 in 2012 to 1,245 in 2019.

28
Jul

Webinar: Integrated care in Latin America and the Caribbean beyond COVID-19

The challenges posed by COVID-19 present an opportunity to rethink fragmented health and dependency care systems so that they are integrated, driven by individuals and communities, and resilient to future systemic crises.

27
Jul

Realising the Value of Integrated Care in Australia: Beyond COVID19

Integrated care systems and communities provide greater resilience in adapting and coping with such urgent and complex problems. The COVID 19 pandemic may prove to be a catalyst in rethinking how health and care systems work in ways that better protect the vulnerable and are better prepared to cope with emerging systemic shocks.

17
Jul

ICIC20 Video – Voices of Lived Experience

As part of the 20th International Conference on Integrated Care, taking place online in September, IFIC is creating a short sound-byte video, documenting people’s lives throughout the months of COVID.

7
Jul

Cost and effects of integrated care

Governments across high-income countries are challenged to contain the relentless increase in health expenditure, which is partly driven by ageing populations and an associated increase in the prevalence of chronic disease.

7
Jul

IJIC: Improved Impact Factor for 2019

The Journal Impact Factors for 2019 have been released and IJIC’s have once again increased, to 2.753.
In 2012, our rating was 1.299, so our impact factor has more than doubled in these 7 years. This reflects our citations increasing from 341 in 2012 to 1,245 in 2019.

2
Jul

ValueCare: Cork/Kerry Pilot site

In Ireland, the ValueCare project focuses on co-designing a digital solution to help older people (≥75) experiencing mild to moderate frailty to live independently in their homes

24
Jun

TransForm E-News June 2020

Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care                                     E-news June 2020 The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of society, posing new challenges to citizens and communities across the globe. Stronger and more resilient communities and systems are better ...
8
Jun

IFIC Ireland Summer Update

Since our last newsletter in March, life has changed in many ways for all of us. We have all adjusted our work plans, family life, how we spend our free time and holiday plans for the foreseeable future. Many of the ordinary daily acts of meeting, working together and socialising are completely altered or simply ...
8
Jun

IJIC 20th Anniversary Special Collection – Call for submissions of an Expression of Interest

In 2011, IJIC produced a special collection of articles which reviewed integrated care developments in a number of countries. Ten years on, there has been collective progress across the world in recognising the importance of integrated care and integrated care is becoming a reality for more people.

19
May

The 4th anniversary of the approval of the Framework on IPCHS by the World Health Assembly

Celebrating the 4th anniversary of the approval of the WHO Framework on integrated and people-centred health services: progress and opportunities ahead

15
May

Realising the true value of integrated care: Beyond COVID-19

Today IFIC launches “Realising the true value of integrated care: Beyond COVID-19”, a thought leadership report which states that Covid19 presents an opportunity to reset our fragmented health and care systems so that they are integrated, driven by people and communities and resilient in the face of future systemic shocks.

14
May

Realising the True Value of Integrated Care: Beyond COVID-19

Stronger and more resilient care systems and communities are better able to cope, respond and adapt to new challenges and crises such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. The future of health and care is integrated and the journey to achieve it must be accelerated through our response to COVID-19.

8
May

Respond, recover, reset, and then thrive! Building resilient communities during and beyond COVID 19

The second in IFIC’s “Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis – Building integrated care as the cornerstone of our new reality” webinar series took place on 24 April. This webinar was organized in association with IFIC Australia and chaired by Professor Nick Goodwin, Chair of IFIC Australia and Director of the Central Coast Research Institute. The webinar focused on “Supporting Community Resilience in times of Public Health Crisis”

1
May

ValueCare

Project ValueCare is an EU funded project which aims to deliver personalised integrated (health and social) care services, better outcomes for older people and improved care experience. It also aims to improve staff satisfaction and greater efficiency in the use of resources and coordination of care.

1
May

ProCare4Life

PROCare4Life is an EU funded project proposing an integrated scalable and interactive care ecosystem, easily adapted to several chronic diseases, care institutions and end-user needs, benefiting patients, caregivers and health professionals.

1
May

VIGOUR

VIGOUR effectively supports care authorities in progressing the transformation of their health and care systems to provide sustainable models for integrated care which will facilitate identification of good practice and scaling-up. This will be achieved through the delivery of an evidence based integrated care support programme. The programme is designed to understand and guide 15 ...
1
May

EURIPHI

Introducing innovation and integrated care solutions in Europe’s health and social care systems through cross-border value-based innovation procurement.

1
May

DigitalHealthEurope

DigitalHealthEurope will provide comprehensive, integrated and centralised support to the Digital Health and Care Innovation initiative in the context of the Digital Single Market Strategy. The project’s approach involves a number of actions that will boost innovation and advance the Digital Single Market priorities for the digital transformation of health and care (DTHC).

1
May

TransForm

The focus of TransForm goes beyond the most common interpretations placed on integrated care. Rather, TransForm seeks to examine how co-productive partnerships that empower people in local communities can be developed through cross-sectoral collaborations.

24
Apr

Coronavirus: Lessons of a pandemic Webinar

On 7th April 2020 the University of the Americas, Chile organised a Webinar on ‘Coronavirus: Lessons of a pandemic’ chaired by Prof Osvaldo Artaza in which fifteen panellists, experts in public health from the Americas, contributed to a discussion on the lessons learnt so far in the region.

20
Apr

Solidarity, Health Equity and Integrated Care: Our COVID-19 Compass

How can we plan for a post pandemic future that better supports the poor and the underserved? Hard questions for any society, even tougher for low and middle income economies with high levels of social inequality and where the policy discourse is rarely followed by change at pace.

2
Apr

Advantage JA partners collaborate with IFICs Intermediate Care SIG

Advantage JA partners collaborated with IFICs Intermediate Care SIG in a scoping review and international Delphi study to define the characteristics of intermediate care models including transitional care. The consensus paper has now been accepted for publication in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. Thanks to all our expert partners from 18 countries in Europe, North, Central ...
2
Apr

Corona Virus: Lesson from a Pandemic/ Corona Virus: Lecciones de una Pandemia

Join the live streaming discussion between public health experts from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Mexico and Peru.

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