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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Health Standards Organizations Public Review

By Miriam Galvin / September 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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IFIC Australia welcomes Sydney consortium as Platinum partners

By Miriam Galvin / September 10, 2019

IFIC Australia welcomes its new consortium Partner, comprising Sydney LHD, South Eastern Sydney LHD and Central and Eastern Sydney PHN.

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IFIC: Leadership changes; our journey goes on

By Miriam Galvin / July 23, 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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Mobilizing Knowledge for Elder Empowerment Forum 2019

By Miriam Galvin / July 11, 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 / July 5, 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 / June 10, 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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3rd Transnational Conference on Integrated Community Care

By Fiona Lyne / June 10, 2019

Through a series of four conferences, TransForm is exploring the undoubted potential this new and diffuse concept of integrated community care presents.

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IFIC to Launch International Mapping Exercise of Innovations in Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / May 30, 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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ICIC19 Integrated Care Award Winners

By Fiona Lyne / May 17, 2019

The IFIC Integrated Care Awards are selected based on quality of content, originality and quality of presentation. The awards are supported by the Foundation and are in recognition of the advancement of the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice.

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Number of vacancies to become available on IFIC Board

By Fiona Lyne / May 16, 2019

Due to the expiration of terms of board members, the IFIC Board currently has vacancies for new board members. Appointments are to serve a three-year term, with the option for one re-appointment of three years. Appointment of the new members will be in September 2019.

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

By Miriam Galvin / May 2, 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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IJIC Editor Dr Liz Schroeder appointed to the National Mental Health Commission in Australia

By Miriam Galvin / May 1, 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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Royal decoration for Guus schrijvers

By Miriam Galvin / May 1, 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 / April 18, 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 / April 18, 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 / April 11, 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 / March 30, 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 / March 26, 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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Roadmap for Sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe LAUNCHED!

By Miriam Galvin / March 22, 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 / March 21, 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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