Miriam Galvin

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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ICIC20 accepted as an official event of the Croatian presidency of the EU

By Miriam Galvin / January 9, 2020

For the first time since it joined the European Union, Croatia took over the presidency of the Council of the Union on 1 January 2020. During a six-month period, Croatia will lead the work of the Council, building co-operation and agreement between member states. With their slogan “A strong Europe in a world of challenges” the country wants to focus on sustainable development, a networked economy, safety and positioning Europe as a global leader.

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A Look Back at 2019

By Miriam Galvin / January 6, 2020

What a year we have had at the International Foundation for Integrated Care! We continue to grow at pace and our network extends to all corners of the world.

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IFIC Consortium partners of EURIPHI Project

By Miriam Galvin / December 20, 2019

In 2019 IFIC became consortium partners of the ERIPHI project. The project Introduces innovation and integrated care solutions in Europe’s health and social care systems through cross-border value-based innovation procurement.

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WHO survey on Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / December 5, 2019

European survey on what different stakeholders value in integrated care launched in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Tilburg University and Vilans have launched a European survey researching what values matter to different people in integrated care. The web-based survey is aimed at a broad variety of stakeholders: researchers, policymakers, managers, professionals, informal carers and user representatives across the 28 EU member states.

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Integrated Care in Ireland Workshop

By Miriam Galvin / December 4, 2019

IFIC Ireland in partnership with the Health and Social Care Board Northern Ireland and the Health Service Executive (Ireland) hosted a workshop on Integrated Care in Ireland at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on November 29th last.

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Professor Anne Hendry appointed BGS Deputy Honorary Secretary

By Miriam Galvin / December 3, 2019

Congratulations to IFIC Senior Associate Anne Hendry who has been confirmed as the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) next deputy honorary secretary.
Based in Scotland, Professor Anne Hendry is currently a Senior Associate for the International Foundation for Integrated Care and is involved in the European Joint Action on Frailty. Anne chaired the organising committee for ICIC15 in Edinburgh and in 2016 took up a new role as IFICs Senior Associate in Scotland.

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Congratulations to Sydney Local Health District

By Miriam Galvin / December 2, 2019

Congratulations to Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) for taking out the Collaboration Award in the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management. The ‘Creating Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods’ initiative delivers cross-agency care coordination to ensure vulnerable families have their health and social needs met, and are connected to society.

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Digital Health Europe Workshop

By Miriam Galvin / November 27, 2019

On 4 December 2019, DigitalHealthEurope will conduct the workshop “Improving Availability and Use of Secondary Health Data” at the EHTEL 2019 Symposium in Barcelona “Imagine 2029: Our data, our health, our care”.

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International Conference on Integrated Home Care

By Miriam Galvin / November 18, 2019

On 19 September the Belarus Red Cross Society (BRC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, and with the support of the Swiss Red Cross, hosted an international conference entitled “Integrated home-based care: modern approaches and key challenges”.

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IFIC Latin America

By Miriam Galvin / November 15, 2019

The creation of an active Integrated Care Community in Latin America has been a long-term aspiration for IFIC.

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By Miriam Galvin / November 13, 2019

SCIROCCO Exchange is a 32 month project co funded by the Health Programme of the European Union incorporating 14 collaborative partners across Europe and started on 1st January 2019.

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The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE)

By Miriam Galvin / November 8, 2019
The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) Date: 15-17 November 2019 Location: The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) in Melbourne is Victoria's leading CPD event for primary care and is recognised as one of the most important CPD events on the general practice calendar! This time next week, GPCE… Read More


By Miriam Galvin / November 5, 2019
The 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care LIVE We are looking forward to welcoming our friends, old and new to Melbourne from 11-13 November next. 500 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and across the Asia Pacific region as well as colleagues form Europe are attending. We understand that not everyone can find… Read More

ERPIC Update

By Miriam Galvin / November 1, 2019

Welcome to ERPIC!
To uphold our ethos of inclusivity of anyone early in a career, we are now officially the:
Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care .
After our first formal year as the ERPIC Executive team (2018/19), we have all decided to stay on in order to complete our goals for the network. In order to balance our ERPIC commitments with our own research and professional responsibilities, we have reshuffled the team.

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IFIC Ireland Autumn Update

By Miriam Galvin / October 31, 2019

It’s been a busy time in IFIC Ireland this autumn with webinars, speaking engagements, our inaugural Accelerated Learning Program and we have some updates regarding our upcoming events. First, we are postponing the National Forum to May 2020 to allow the inclusion of a number of SláinteCare initiatives that are only now getting underway. All details are below and for anyone who has submitted an abstract, your paper will be considered for our alternative date.

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IFIC Scotland Autumn Update

By Miriam Galvin / October 30, 2019

IFIC Scotland, the Scottish hub for the International Foundation for Integrated Care, continues to expand its Scottish network of professionals, people with lived experience, academics, policy makers and organisations involved in implementing integrated care in Scotland.

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Video: Breakfast With The Chiefs

By Miriam Galvin / October 25, 2019

Making integrated care a reality is one of the most important opportunities in front of us. It is time to improve the experience and outcomes of care, value for money, and to fundamentally shift where and how care is accessed and provided. In many ways, the opportunity in front of us is a universal movement for health system improvement.

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Organisations and Networks

By Miriam Galvin / October 22, 2019
Organisations and Networks A3 Action Group Active Citizenship Network AEIP (Eurpean Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection/Pension Funds) AGIFES – (Asociación Guipuzcoana de Familiares y Personas con Enfermedad Mental) APB AQuA B3 Action Group Basque Government Belgium Platform for International Health Bioef Bundesverband Managed Care e.V (BMC) BVAS (Medical Doctors Union) CHAFEA Chain of… Read More

IJIC Special Collection Call for Papers: People-Driven Care

By Miriam Galvin / October 17, 2019
Introduction Integrated care has often been characterised as a people-centred and community-oriented approach. Yet the field of integrated care – in policy, practice and research – has not fully embraced or understood how people-centred care can and should be built into integrated care strategies and programmes. Moreover, knowledge and evidence of the potential impact of… Read More

ICIC20 Scientific Committee Accepting Late Submissions

By Miriam Galvin / October 14, 2019

ICIC20 is now Accepting Late Submissions until Thursday, 31 October. While it is hard to find time, do not miss this opportunity to showcase your work in the beautfiul city of Šibenik.

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World Hospital Congress, Muscat 2019

By Miriam Galvin / October 11, 2019

The public review of HSO’s new Integrated People-Centred Health Systems standard is taking place between September 6th, 2019 and October 6, 2019.

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The 3rd TransForm conference, Vancouver Canada

By Miriam Galvin / September 19, 2019

At the end of September, Interim CEO Toni Dedeu and senior researchers Nieves Ehrenberg and Monica Sorensen will travel to Vancouver, Canada to the 3rd Transnational Forum for Integrated Community Care (TransForm) conference

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Thinking global while acting local

By Miriam Galvin / September 19, 2019

From a global perspective the Australia health system is considered to be high quality, accessible and innovative delivering good patient outcomes.

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