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Wendy Baxter Scholarship

By Miriam Galvin / 15 April, 2021
IFIC Scotland partners at the University of the West of Scotland are pleased to announce a fully-funded Ph.D. scholarship opportunity. The successful candidate for the Wendy Baxter Scholarship will be supervised by leading dementia care experts from the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice. As dementia advances, it is not unusual for family carers… Read More

Call for Proposals: Changemakers Forum for ICC

By Miriam Galvin / 12 April, 2021
Join the Changemakers Forum for Integrated Community Care TransForm, the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, seeks to identify and value socially innovative initiatives from across Europe and Canada that support the capacity of local communities to deal with public health issues and the care needs of people throughout their lifetime. By creating and supporting… Read More

44TH WORLD HOSPITAL CONGRESS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

By Miriam Galvin / 12 March, 2021
The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together leaders, executives and decision-makers  of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences are facilitated, together with dialogue… Read More

IFIC appoints new Chief Executive

By Miriam Galvin / 4 March, 2021

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Niamh Lennox-Chhugani as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 22 March 2021.

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ERPIC Mentorship Program Round II 2021

By Miriam Galvin / 3 February, 2021
ERPIC Mentorship Program Round II 2021   Call for Mentees  We are launching the ERPIC Mentorship Program Round II in March 2021! In 2019-2020, we launched our inaugural ERPIC Mentorship Program where some of you were matched to senior researchers and professionals in the field of integrated care for 10 months of mentorship. Given the positive… Read More

IFIC is a consortium partner for 10 EU-funded projects in 2021

By Admin / 4 January, 2021

Over each of the last 8 years, IFIC has been a consortium partner for many EU-funded project with most focusing on older people living with complex health and/ or social care needs. Many of our projects have examined how ICT can enable the delivery of care services and provide better outcomes and experiences for patients,…

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ERPIC to launch a Journal Club

By Admin / 23 December, 2020

During 2020 ERPIC underwent some changes: the two founding members of the executive team, Mudi Kadu and Henriikka Laurola, resigned due to an overload of commitments. Their passion and purpose endure as we forge ahead in fortifying the ERPIC network. With this aim, we have created a Charter to formalize the aims, structure, and operations…

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Congratulations to IFIC Scotland partners in the Scholl Academic Centre

By Miriam Galvin / 25 November, 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 / 19 November, 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 / 27 October, 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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Australian contributions a factor in boosting IJIC’s impact rating

By Miriam Galvin / 30 July, 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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Webinar: Integrated care in Latin America and the Caribbean beyond COVID-19

By Miriam Galvin / 28 July, 2020

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.

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ICIC20 Video – Voices of Lived Experience

By Miriam Galvin / 17 July, 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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IJIC: Improved Impact Factor for 2019

By Miriam Galvin / 7 July, 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 / 2 July, 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 / 24 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… Read More

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

By Miriam Galvin / 8 June, 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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Realising the true value of integrated care: Beyond COVID-19

By Miriam Galvin / 15 May, 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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Information relating to our upcoming webinars, courses and events

By Fiona Lyne / 3 April, 2020

Information relating to upcoming webinars, courses and events due to the COVID-19 travel and other restrictions.

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Advantage JA partners collaborate with IFICs Intermediate Care SIG

By Miriam Galvin / 2 April, 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 / 2 April, 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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EURIPHI survey

By Miriam Galvin / 25 March, 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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TaoHealth Research & Implementation

By Miriam Galvin / 20 March, 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 / 19 March, 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 / 6 March, 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 / 4 March, 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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European Forum Alpbach Scholarship Programme

By Miriam Galvin / 18 February, 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 / 18 February, 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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EHMA 2020 Winter School

By Miriam Galvin / 14 January, 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 / 9 January, 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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IFIC Consortium partners of EURIPHI Project

By Miriam Galvin / 20 December, 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 / 5 December, 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 / 4 December, 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 / 3 December, 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 / 2 December, 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 / 27 November, 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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IFIC Latin America

By Miriam Galvin / 15 November, 2019

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

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SCIROCCO Exchange

By Miriam Galvin / 13 November, 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 / 8 November, 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

APIC2 LIVE STREAM

By Miriam Galvin / 5 November, 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