Miriam Galvin

Celebrating Learning and an Inspiring Community of Practice

By Miriam Galvin / January 11, 2021
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.  The virtual session was organised to allow the students to share their experiences of participating in the Masters programme, now in its 3rd year.… Read More

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

By Miriam Galvin / December 1, 2020

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.

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Congratulations to IFIC Scotland partners in the Scholl Academic Centre

By Miriam Galvin / November 25, 2020
“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… Read More

Webinar EIT Health Healthy Loneliness & Manifesto

By Miriam Galvin / November 19, 2020

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.

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Disability Rights during the Pandemic

By Miriam Galvin / October 27, 2020

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.

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

By Miriam Galvin / October 19, 2020

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.

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Value-based care: why it matters so much now

By Miriam Galvin / October 8, 2020

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

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

By Miriam Galvin / September 28, 2020
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… Read More

Deafness and Dementia

By Miriam Galvin / September 28, 2020
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… Read More

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

By Miriam Galvin / August 10, 2020

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.

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Is integrated mental health care hard to achieve?

By Miriam Galvin / August 4, 2020

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.

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Australian contributions a factor in boosting IJIC’s impact rating

By Miriam Galvin / July 30, 2020

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.

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Realising the Value of Integrated Care in Australia: Beyond COVID19

By Miriam Galvin / July 27, 2020

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.

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ICIC20 Video – Voices of Lived Experience

By Miriam Galvin / July 17, 2020

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.

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Cost and effects of integrated care

By Miriam Galvin / July 7, 2020

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.

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IJIC: Improved Impact Factor for 2019

By Miriam Galvin / July 7, 2020

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.

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ValueCare: Cork/Kerry Pilot site

By Miriam Galvin / July 2, 2020

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

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TransForm E-News June 2020

By Miriam Galvin / June 24, 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… Read More

IFIC Ireland Summer Update

By Miriam Galvin / June 8, 2020
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… Read More

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

By Miriam Galvin / June 8, 2020

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.

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

By Miriam Galvin / May 19, 2020

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

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

By Miriam Galvin / May 15, 2020

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.

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

By Miriam Galvin / May 8, 2020

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”

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

By Miriam Galvin / April 20, 2020

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.

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SIG Intermediate Care

Advantage JA partners collaborate with IFICs Intermediate Care SIG

By Miriam Galvin / April 2, 2020
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… Read More

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

By Miriam Galvin / April 2, 2020

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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The Orange Declaration

By Miriam Galvin / April 1, 2020

In October 2018 researchers and service providers met in Orange NSW to consider the challenges in addressing consistently poor mental health outcomes in rural and remote Australian communities. They concluded that rural mental health services are not working, despite increases in government funding.

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IFIC Ireland Spring Update

By Miriam Galvin / March 31, 2020
It has been a busy start to the new year for IFIC Ireland as we launched our new webinar series for 2020, signed a partnership agreement with SláinteCare and had numerous speaking engagements Please Note, in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions in place, we regretfully inform you that the National… Read More

EURIPHI survey

By Miriam Galvin / March 25, 2020

Euriphi is an EU-funded project introducing innovation and integrated solutions in health and care systems in Europe through cross-border value-based innovation procurement. IFIC are proud consortium partners of this project and would appreciate your time in filling out the following survey.

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Integrated Care Search: Paper on search filter development

By Miriam Galvin / March 23, 2020
Integrated Care Search: Paper on search filter development published in BMC Medical Research Methodology Integrated Care Search (ICS) is a validated search filter giving ‘one-click’ access to the integrated care research literature in the PubMed database. It was launched at the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care ICIC18 held in Utrecht in May 2018. ICS… Read More

TaoHealth Research & Implementation

By Miriam Galvin / March 20, 2020

TaoHealth Research & Implementation are conducting research into the role evaluation plays in evidence-informed decision-making specifically in population health and care systems.

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SCIROCCO Exchange Webinar

By Miriam Galvin / March 19, 2020

The transformation of healthcare systems is highly complex and, as such, the health and social care authorities in charge of system redesign are seeking support to improve their capacity for integrated care.

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Scirocco Exchange Latest Newsletter

By Miriam Galvin / March 6, 2020

All the SCIROCCO Exchange Partners have been very busy over the Autumn period. We have been moving forward with the work on the different Work Packages; maturity assessment process and mapping of capacity-building assets in particular.

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DigitalHealthEurope Call for Twinnings

By Miriam Galvin / March 4, 2020

DigitalHealthEurope has launched their 2020 twinning scheme. A budget of € 400,000 has been allocated to fund 28 twinnings committed to scaling up digital health and care. The twinnings are fully funded actions, providing you with the personnel and travel resources to scale up solutions enabling the digital transformation of health and care.

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The case for a more intimate relationship between research, policy and practice

By Miriam Galvin / March 3, 2020

A ship without a compass? The case for a more intimate relationship between research, policy and practice to enable the more successful adoption of integrated care

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What Latin Americas massive protests tell us about the future Integrated Care agenda

By Miriam Galvin / February 24, 2020

Galileo Pérez-Hernández, Board Member of IFIC and Nieves Ehrenberg, Senior Researcher discuss the value and importance of the Foundation’s work in Latin America and the efforts to develop a regional hub to support capacity building around integrated care across the region.

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European Forum Alpbach Scholarship Programme

By Miriam Galvin / February 18, 2020

Over the years, the European Forum Alpbach summer school has gained an international reputation for its high-quality speakers and comprehensive tackling of the issues surrounding health and social care reforms.

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Interview: Áine Carroll speaks to the Irish Dental Association about Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / February 18, 2020

As integrated care programmes are implemented all over the country, the Irish Dental Association spoke to IFIC Ireland Co-Director, Dr Áine Carroll about what integrated care is, and how oral health might fit in this vision of our health service.

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SCIROCCO Exchange Webinar

By Miriam Galvin / February 7, 2020

The transformation of healthcare systems is highly complex and, as such, the health and social care authorities in charge of system redesign are seeking support to improve their capacity for integrated care.

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EHMA 2020 Winter School

By Miriam Galvin / January 14, 2020

EHMA is pleased to invite you to their 2020 Winter School!
Join the small, interactive sessions led by highly experienced trainers from leading European universities. Learn about a more collaborative approach to leadership vs. the traditional top-down system; recognising and applying soft skills for more effective leadership; and how to self-identify and hone these skills.EHMA is pleased to invite you to their 2020 Winter School!

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