By Niamh Daly Day / October 26, 2021
CO-CREATING VALUE-BASED CARE: VALUECARE WORKSHOP IN THE EUROPEAN WEEK OF ACTIVE HEALTH AGEING Monday, 18th October During the first day of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing, some partners of the ValueCare team organised the workshop “co-creating value-based care” with the main purpose of raising awareness about the benefits of implementing co-design and… Read More

Call for Associates at the International Foundation for Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / October 13, 2021

The Foundation has long relied on support from a small and hugely dedicated group of international experts in integrated care. Our Senior Associates support our education and research work as members of the Integrated Care Academy faculty and as subject matter experts for our Integrated Care Solutions projects

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IFIC publishes paper on Sláintecare to support the delivery of universal person-centred care in Ireland

By Miriam Galvin / October 6, 2021

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) has today launched a paper in response to the recent resignations of the two most senior members of the team implementing the Sláintecare reform programme in Ireland and the restructuring of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council.

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IFIC is seeking a Finance Manager

By Miriam Galvin / September 22, 2021

IFIC is seeking a Finance Manager that will work closely with the CEO to ensure we maintain robust financial controls, deliver on the current strategy and play a key role in supporting IFIC’s current efforts to diversify our income.

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New Care Models: How insurers can rise to the challenge of older and sicker societies

By Miriam Galvin / August 25, 2021

Health and social care systems globally are coming under more pressure to deliver high-quality and affordable care to increasingly ageing populations.

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FLASH DISCOUNT: Register for the EHMA 2021 Annual Conference

By Miriam Galvin / August 25, 2021

European Health Management Association (EHMA) is launching a Flash Discount for the EHMA 2021 Annual Conference starting from Monday 30 August.

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Share your views on RSV-associated burden and disruption to the healthcare system

By Miriam Galvin / August 17, 2021
European Health Management Association (EHMA) is currently working on the production of a White Paper providing evidence-based policy insights into the management and prevention of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in Europe. EHMA is reaching out to healthcare providers in Europe to survey their views on the RSV-associated burden and disruption to the healthcare… Read More

TransForm Seeking Programme Manager

By Miriam Galvin / July 30, 2021
TransForm is looking for a Programme Manager for a one-year position (renewable), preferably based in Brussels. About TransForm TransForm: TransForm, the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, is a collaborative partnership of foundations from across Europe and Canada who share the vision of integrated, community-based care. TransForm is hosted by NEF (the Network of European… Read More

CareMatrix announces Open Market Consultation: integrated care solutions for People with Multimorbidity (PMM)

By Miriam Galvin / July 30, 2021
Currently no existing solutions adequately meet the needs of People with Multimorbidity. CareMatrix is a European H2020 Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project for integrated care solutions designed to challenge the health market to develop innovative technology for People with Multimorbidity (PMM).PMM are aging populations who have two or more chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and… Read More


By Miriam Galvin / July 30, 2021
ROSIA (which stands for Remote RehabilitatiOn Service for Isolated Areas), will deliver a comprehensive service to patients in need of rehabilitation, enabled by cutting-edge technology, new care pathways and community support. ROSIA is ready to purchase the design of a technology-enabled all-in-one service, flexible enough to adapt to a large variety of European health-care systems, and which will allow the full development… Read More

Reform for people – a joint vision for integrating care

By Miriam Galvin / July 15, 2021
Many of us will be watching closely as the NHS Bill begins its journey through Parliament and will be seeking to ensure that it meets the needs of the people we support. However, while the Bill represents an exciting opportunity, previous NHS reforms have taught us that legislation alone is not enough to improve people’s health and lives. For… Read More

More than 40 companies express interest in participating in the design of a telerehabilitation system for remote areas in Europe

By Miriam Galvin / July 12, 2021
Project ROSIA’s procurement will be channelled through a Pre-Commercial Instrument (PCP) and will invest € 9 million ROSIA will enable, from 12 July to 3 September, an online tool to help organisations find potential partnerships in meeting the tender Zaragoza, 7 July, 2021.- A total of 42 companies have expressed interest in participating in the… Read More

IFIC are looking for a Senior Researcher

By Miriam Galvin / July 8, 2021
IFIC is about to launch its new 5-year strategy as a movement for change committed to collaboration as a fundamental way of working. We are a small team that punches above its weight in influencing policy and practice in integrated care in Europe and increasingly elsewhere. We are looking for a senior researcher and evaluator… Read More

HSO introduces world’s first co-designed, evidence-based standard on integrated people-centred care

By Miriam Galvin / July 1, 2021
On behalf of Health Standards Organization (HSO) and our Integrated Health Technical Committee, I am pleased to introduce the world’s first co-designed, evidence-based standard on integrated people-centred care. The evidence is clear: risk of adverse events are highest during care transitions and people with multiple health and social care needs frequently fall between the cracks… Read More

INCAREHEART announces an Open Market Consultation: integrated care solutions for chronic heart failure

By Miriam Galvin / May 12, 2021
The INCAREHEART buyers’ group from five countries Sweden, Italy, Greece, Portugal, and Turkey, invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation (OMC) events starting in June 2021 in preparation of an upcoming pre-commercial procurement. Chronic Heart Failure (CHF): a challenge for healthcare systems Heart failure is a complex condition, covering a whole… Read More

ICIC20 Virtual Wins IAPCO Client Award

By Miriam Galvin / April 21, 2021

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) was recently nominated by our Conference Partners Abbey for the International Association of Professional Conference Organizers (IAPCO) Client Award which we won for our ICIC20 Virtual Conference.

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EHMA 2021 Call for Abstracts

By Miriam Galvin / April 21, 2021

EHMA is pleased to launch the EHMA 2021 Call for Abstracts and invites all interested stakeholders to submit their cutting-edge research on health management.

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Call for Proposals: Changemakers Forum for ICC

By Miriam Galvin / April 12, 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


By Miriam Galvin / March 12, 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 / March 4, 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 / February 3, 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 / January 4, 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 / December 23, 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 / 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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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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Webinar: Integrated care in Latin America and the Caribbean beyond COVID-19

By Miriam Galvin / July 28, 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 / 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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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

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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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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Information relating to our upcoming webinars, courses and events

By Fiona Lyne / April 3, 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 / 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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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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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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