Miriam Galvin

Building Community Nests

By Miriam Galvin / 9 September, 2019

We all know that personal development takes time. It is a lifelong experience that allows us to incorporate new skills and qualities so that we can better face current and future challenges.

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IFIC: Leadership changes; our journey goes on

By Miriam Galvin / 23 July, 2019

We all know that personal development takes time. It is a lifelong experience that allows us to incorporate new skills and qualities so that we can better face current and future challenges.

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Value Based Health Care: Setting the scene for Australia

By Miriam Galvin / 18 July, 2019

On June 4th 2019, IFIC met with the steering committee of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care (TransForm) in Brussels.

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TransForm’s journey so far

By Miriam Galvin / 11 July, 2019

On June 4th 2019, IFIC met with the steering committee of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care (TransForm) in Brussels.

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Mobilizing Knowledge for Elder Empowerment Forum 2019

By Miriam Galvin / 11 July, 2019

IFIC’s Acting CEO & Director of Programmes Dr Toni Dedeu will present at the Mobilizing Knowledge for Elder Empowerment (MKEE) Forum held at McGill University in Montreal on July 11-12, 2019, is a timely response to this pressing problem.

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Person Centred Integrated Care Services. Care in Primary Health Conference

By Miriam Galvin / 5 July, 2019

IFIC’s Director of Programmes Dr Toni Dedeu will attend the Person centred integrated care services. Care in primary health Conference

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SELFIE Final Conference

By Miriam Galvin / 10 June, 2019

The final conference of SELFIE will be held on June 13 2019 in the Eye Film Museum Amsterdam on Thursday, 13 June.

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Coordinating care to older people at home: what works and how can we improve care delivery?

By Miriam Galvin / 30 May, 2019

On the 17th April 2019, Nick Goodwin hosted a seminar at the University of Newcastle’s Sydney Campus to examine the international evidence and experience in coordination of care to older people with complex needs in the home environment.

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IFIC to Launch International Mapping Exercise of Innovations in Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / 30 May, 2019

There are many innovations in integrated care ongoing in Australia and worldwide, but most often there is a lack of awareness or appreciation of these projects in how they have been designed and implemented and the impact they have made.

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VIGOUR shares its first lessons learned at ICIC19 in San Sebastian

By Miriam Galvin / 22 May, 2019

ICIC19 in San Sebastian provided the first opportunity for VIGOUR partners to share their work with an external audience after the start of the project in January 2019.VIGOUR contributed to two important workshops on capacity and capability building to implement and scale-up integrated care programmes and solutions

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A final note from Peter McGeorge, Chairman of IFIC Australia

By Miriam Galvin / 21 May, 2019

With regret this is my last newsletter as Chair of IFIC Australia, as I stepped down from the role at our last Partners meeting in April.

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Social work: a missing voice of integrated care?

By Miriam Galvin / 21 May, 2019

Collaboration is at heart of integrated care. Responding to the differing needs, aspirations and contexts of individuals and their families is beyond the gift and expertise of a single profession.

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Canada make a growing contribution to the global movement for change

By Miriam Galvin / 9 May, 2019

The ICIC 2019 conference in Donostia-San Sebastian was a wonderful opportunity for Canadians to learn who in Canada is working to better understand, improve and advance integrated care.

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Carole Ann Alloway, Caregiver talks about the importance of co-design

By Miriam Galvin / 9 May, 2019

In February of 2018 I got an email from Jodeme Goldhar, Executive Lead – Strategy and Innovation at The Change Foundation asking if I would be interested in speaking with her at a keynote address of ICIC2018 in Utrecht, Holland

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Winner of Integrated Care Award, Jacobi Elliott on her ICIC experience

By Miriam Galvin / 9 May, 2019

In April 2019, I had the privilege of attending my 6th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC), the annual conference hosted by the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).

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Dr Nick Goodwin and Dr David Perkins write for Health Advocate Magazine April Edition

By Miriam Galvin / 2 May, 2019

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers.

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Dr Dana Newcomb reflects on CHQ’s case studies

By Miriam Galvin / 2 May, 2019

Integrated care is a well-established concept amongst health policy makers and system leaders in Australia. However it is still considered by many to be a means of improving outcomes and experience of care for older adult populations. Children and young people are often left out of the conversation.

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Health Justice Australia comes on board as a partner

By Miriam Galvin / 2 May, 2019

Integrated care is increasingly present in the priorities of Australia’s healthcare, from the work of our primary care services to the policy settings within government.

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IJIC Editor Dr Liz Schroeder appointed to the National Mental Health Commission in Australia

By Miriam Galvin / 1 May, 2019

The National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) announced Dr Elizabeth Schroeder, IJIC Editor as a new member from 3 April 2019 to 31 January 2021.

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ERPIC attended G7 preliminary Health Experts Meeting

By Miriam Galvin / 1 May, 2019

Having a place at the oval table with the flags of the G7 countries was intimidating. Nevertheless, the cordial greetings from the delegates showed their receptivity as they trickled in to take their seats for the Second G7 Working group of Health Experts meeting.

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Royal decoration for Guus schrijvers

By Miriam Galvin / 1 May, 2019

On Friday April 26, the day before Kings day, our former IFIC president and one of the ‘founding fathers’ Guus Schrijvers got a royal decoration from mayor Van Zanen in his city Utrecht, the Netherlands

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VIGOUR kick-off in Luxembourg

By Miriam Galvin / 18 April, 2019

A good start to an ambitious project: From 13-14 February the 17 VIGOUR partners met for the first time in Luxembourg

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VIGOUR participates in ICIC19 in San Sebastian

By Miriam Galvin / 18 April, 2019

From 1-3 April, VIGOUR attended the 19th International Conference on Integrated Care. During the conference, the project took part in two workshops on integrated care capacity building

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A survey on the practices and tools for identifying individuals to integrated care and support

By Miriam Galvin / 11 April, 2019

Person-centered integrated care is an actual topic of development in the European countries, because the amount of people who need and use several different services is growing fast, and at the same time the budgets of care are diminishing. The individuals who might benefit from integrated care should be identified as early as possible to provide them timely, seamless and cost-effective integrated care and support.

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ACT@Scale Final Workshop at ICIC19!

By Miriam Galvin / 30 March, 2019

The ACT@Scale consortium is thrilled to host its Final workshop in collaboration with the International Conference on Integrated Care 2019. The collaboration with ICIC19 supports the synergy between ACT@Scale’s primary focus on implementation and scaling up, and ICIC19’s general focus on integrated care.

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IFIC Austalia are delighted to announce partnership with AHHA

By Miriam Galvin / 26 March, 2019

Coordinated and integrated care is a critical part of a fit for purpose 21st century healthcare system that meets the 21st century needs and expectations of Australians. The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has worked extensively with members and the broader health sector to articulate a vision for value-based, outcomes-focused and patient centred care,

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A note from Peter McGeorge, Chairman of IFIC Australia

By Miriam Galvin / 26 March, 2019

IFIC Australia has made solid progress since our last newsletter with work done by partners on developing case studies based on work in their services, responses to the Productivity Commission report on Integrated Care and planning for the 2nd Asia-Pacific (APIC) conference.

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IFIC sees significant growth in Australian academic output in 2018

By Miriam Galvin / 26 March, 2019

When IFIC Australia was founded in November 2015, one of its core objectives was to provide a platform through which to develop and exchange ideas to advance science and knowledge in Australia and on an international stage.

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Roadmap for Sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe LAUNCHED!

By Miriam Galvin / 22 March, 2019

On 13th of March 2019 in Brussels, IFIC’s Maggie Langins, Toni Dedeu and Nick Goodwin took part in the final conference for SUSTAIN. The conference marked the end of the 4 year Horizon 2020 project which worked in close collaboration with health and social care staff in 13 sites across 7 countries in Europe to improve integrated care for older people with complex conditions at home.

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ERPIC Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care

ERPIC presentations at ICIC19

By Miriam Galvin / 21 March, 2019

Emerging Researchers in Integrated Care (ERIC) proudly presents four exciting workshops as part of the 19th Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC19)

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The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) announce a knowledge partnership with Synsana

By Miriam Galvin / 21 March, 2019

Synsana seeks to strengthen health and care services, to have greater impact on Health Care systems and clinicians, across treatment and care settings and geographies, and to better align with the clinical and personal needs of citizens throughout their lives. Synsana was formed in 2016, as an European Economic Interest Grouping registered in the UK

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Nick Goodwin to be appointed as Professor and Director of the Central Coast Research Institute

By Miriam Galvin / 20 March, 2019

Prof. Nick Goodwin, co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Foundation for Integrated Care, has accepted the appointment as Director of the Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) that will be based within the Health and Wellbeing Precinct on the Gosford Hospital campus. Developed in partnership between the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD),

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Taking forward Integrated Care in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region

By Miriam Galvin / 20 March, 2019

Led by IFIC Australia’s co-directors – Prof. David Perkins and Prof. Nick Goodwin – this round-table session is designed to bring together delegates from Australia and the Asia-Pacific to learn more about IFIC’s approach to developing collaborative centres and networking activities across the Region.

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International Women’s Day 2019

By Miriam Galvin / 8 March, 2019

Today, 8th March is International Women’s Day and we would like to take the opportunity to once again recognise some of the great women who are advancing the science, knowledge and adoption of Integrated Care around the world. Here is a selection of some of our very best presentations that took place in 2018 from women leaders who are working tirelessly to make excellent patient care and experience a reality for people, their families and communities worldwide.

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Joint WE4AHA/Blueprint – DHE workshop

By Miriam Galvin / 20 February, 2019

Joint WE4AHA/Blueprint – DHE will be holding a workshop at the eHealth Summit in Lisbon, Portugal on 20th and 21st March.

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Health and Social Care integration: progress review

By Miriam Galvin / 14 February, 2019

Final report from the Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care reviews the progress and draws together the proposals for ensuring the success of integration.

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IFIC Scotland travelled to Brazil for the beginning of a new collaboration with São Paulo State Health Department

By Miriam Galvin / 11 February, 2019

IFIC’s Dr Viktoria Stein recently joined colleagues from IFIC Scotland in a new collaboration with São Paulo State Health Department as part of their ambitious state-wide Health in Action Programme.

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IFIC’s Director of Programmes Dr Toni Dedeu will speak at the PMCA conference later this month

By Miriam Galvin / 22 January, 2019

Dr Dedeu, who was invited by the WHO, will be one of the panellists on a session to discuss ‘Comprehensive health system response to NCDs and opportunities for leapfrogging’

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Help IFIC Establish an International Integrated Care Education & Training Inventory

By Miriam Galvin / 18 January, 2019

IFIC Special Interest Group (SIG) Advanced Education in Integrated Care, led by Anne Wojtak (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) and Cara English (Cummings Graduate Institute, Arizona, US)

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IFIC contributes to WHO workshop on the integration of long-term care and primary health care

By Miriam Galvin / 4 January, 2019

IFIC Senior Fellow Maggie Langins joined more than 60 participants during the ‘Workshop on integrated delivery of health and social services for older people’ held at the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from December 11 to 13.

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