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

By Miriam Galvin / March 21, 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 / March 20, 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 / March 20, 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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Joint WE4AHA/Blueprint – DHE workshop

By Miriam Galvin / February 20, 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 / February 14, 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 / February 11, 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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Engaging and Empowering Individuals, Carers and Families through Integrated Community Care

By Fiona Lyne / January 29, 2019

Mobilising community resources and engaging citizens to take control of their own health and welfare is the focus for the next TransForm conference.

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

By Miriam Galvin / January 22, 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 / January 18, 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 / January 4, 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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Planning future sustainable health care

By Miriam Galvin / January 4, 2019

IFIC was represented at the recent European Regions for Health, EUREGHA, high-level ‘Changing Today for Tomorrow’ conference in Brussels.Director of Programme Dr Toni Dedeu was one of about 70 delegates from organisations across Europe participating in the conference to plan the heath care of tomorrow.

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IFIC Senior Fellow supports project to improve health outcomes in Poland

By Miriam Galvin / January 4, 2019

Poland’s Ministry of Health, MOH, has embarked on a series of reforms and advancements in nursing development which have contributed to improved health outcomes for the population.

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Formative Evaluation of the Central Coast LHD’s Integrated Care Programme

By Miriam Galvin / December 18, 2018

The Central Coast LHD is one of three demonstrator sites of the NSW Health Integrated Care Strategy that took place from July 2014 – June 2017

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“Excellent colleague” Dr Viktoria Stein takes one-year sabbatical

By Miriam Galvin / December 7, 2018

After three years working with IFIC, Dr Viktoria Stein taken a one-year sabbatical. Dr Stein, who was most recently Director for Education and Training, led the Integrated Care Academy to become a successful arm of the Foundation, delivering training around the world.

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Book now for EARLYBIRD discount on the International Summer School Integrated Care (ISSIC)

By Miriam Galvin / December 3, 2018

Registration has opened and from now until Friday, 15 February you can get a 10% discount on the cost of the week-long course

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Call for abstracts for the European Health Policy Group’s next meeting has been extended

By Miriam Galvin / November 29, 2018

The next EHPG meeting will be in Bologna hosted by Valentine Di Gregori (Gvm Care and Research) and Professor Cristina Ugolini (Advanced School for Health Policy, University of Bologna) on 11 and 12 April 2019. More information on the logistics of the meeting will be provided soon.

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IFIC is delighted to welcome its new Director of Programmes Dr Toni Dedeu

By Miriam Galvin / November 28, 2018

Dr Dedeu is a highly experienced practitioner, manager and decision-maker in both health and social care delivery and is passionate about furthering the advancement of Integrated care

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IFIC welcome two new members to the team

By Miriam Galvin / November 27, 2018

IFIC has welcomed two new members to the team Monica Sørensen and Edelweiss Aldasoro who bring a wealth of experience to the Foundation.

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Public Health England launch first Atlas of Variation

By Miriam Galvin / November 27, 2018

The move is part of the NHS’ on-going review to ensure people living in all parts of the country have equal access to services according to their need. The Atlas of Variation series has previously been used to highlight variations and act as a springboard for releasing resources for re-investment.

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Vote for EDHEAL to win Thematic Network of 2019

By Miriam Galvin / November 27, 2018

Within the Health Policy Platform Thematic Network 2019, DG Sante has selected the proposal for Thematic Network proposed by Funka called “Enhancing citizen and patient empowerment and digital health literacy (EDHEAL)”

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SUSTAIN Roadmap finalised in Utrecht

By Miriam Galvin / November 26, 2018

IFIC’s Senior Fellow Maggie Langins and Junior Researcher Jenna McArthur joined colleagues at the SUSTAIN consortium in Utrecht, Netherlands, to finalise a roadmap aimed at providing better care for older people.

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IFIC welcomes partnership

By Miriam Galvin / November 22, 2018

IFIC has signed a knowledge partnership with the International Network of Integrated Care in Nursing (INICN)

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Winter Strategy care for high risk patients; 2017 and beyond

By Miriam Galvin / November 16, 2018

A joint Primary Care and Hospital Sector program for heightened care for high-risk patients through the 2017 influenza season in Northern NSW has led to ongoing refinement for 2018 and beyond.

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Developing and implementing non-traditional health and social care roles to improve primary health care

By Miriam Galvin / November 6, 2018

Recognizing the need to manage the care of older people in a proactive and age-sensitive manner, colleagues at the Sandgate Road Surgery primary care medical centre in Folkestone, United Kingdom, have been working to manage emerging risks among older people and help maintain their independence at home.

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Toolkit for the Integration of Mental Health into General Healthcare in Humanitarian Settings

By Miriam Galvin / November 1, 2018

International Medical Corps’ Toolkit aims to support the understanding and implementation of integrated mental health programs in humanitarian settings.

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IFIC’s Director of Education and Training has been involved in a world first

By Miriam Galvin / November 1, 2018

Dr Viktoria Stein was an international expert for the development of an Integrated Care Standard and Guideline being introduced by the Health Standards Organization for Accreditation Canada.

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Summer School – save the date

By Miriam Galvin / November 1, 2018

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is delighted to announce registration is now open for its popular Summer School which returns next June.

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Self Care Week 2018 is in England is from 12 to 18 November

By Miriam Galvin / October 26, 2018

Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.

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IFIC CEO to provide expert advice in Taiwan

By Miriam Galvin / October 23, 2018

The Republic of China (Taiwan), a ’tiger economy’ of more than 23 million people, has been undergoing a strategic review of its health care system with the intention to initiate reforms that seek to embrace integrated and people-centred health services.

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1st North American Conference on Integrated Care to take place in Toronto, October 2020

By Fiona Lyne / October 16, 2018

The IHPME’s annual Moonshot celebration takes place today, Tuesday, 16 October in the heart of downtown Toronto at the beautiful Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Dr Nick Goodwin, CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care is this year’s keynote address and will present the impact of integrated care around the world and consider recent developments in Canada as well as looking at opportunities and challenges for the future.

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Leaders of the Irish health system gather to discuss the future of Integrated Care in Ireland

By Admin / October 11, 2018

There is widespread agreement on the need in Ireland to bring forward the policy agenda on integrating health and care. A vision, combined with legislation and concrete instruments, are required to move to a more person-centred approach.

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Read Dr Nick Goodwin‘s article for the Daily Congress publication, about ‘Ageing and Successful Healthcare Change’

By Miriam Galvin / October 5, 2018

Ahead of his presentation at the 27th EAHM Congress in Portugal last month, September 26 to 28, IFIC’s CEO Dr Nick Goodwin wrote an article for the Daily Congress publication, about ‘Ageing and Successful Healthcare Change’.

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New faces strengthen Team ERIC

By Miriam Galvin / October 2, 2018

IFIC is delighted to announce four new people have joined the management team of its student researchers and young professionals’ platform.

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Introducing Integrated Care for older people in Kosovo using Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 as an entry point

By Miriam Galvin / September 28, 2018

Since July 2017, IFIC’s Dr Viktoria Stein has been working with Accessible Quality Healthcare (AQH) to introduce integrated care in Kosovo. The AQH project is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by a team of experts from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Save the Children, in close collaboration with the Kosovo Government and the Ministry of Health in particular.

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New record for Integrated Care book

By Miriam Galvin / September 26, 2018

IFIC is delighted to announce a book co-written by its directors and fellow Integrated Care experts has had more than 20,000 downloads.

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IFIC is delighted to announce a new addition to the IJIC editorial team

By Miriam Galvin / September 26, 2018

Dr Liz Schroeder has been appointed Topic Editor in Health Economics and brings to IJIC unique expertise from both the UK and Australian contexts. Liz holds a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Oxford and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Health Economy, Macquarie University (MUCHE) in Sydney, where she leads the Integrated Care stream of research.

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SUSTAIN publishes Country Reports on Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / September 3, 2018

The reports present the integrated care sites participating in SUSTAIN and the different projects that were set up to support the improvement of integrated care, providing readers and stakeholders with a clear picture

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IFIC Director receives Medal of Honour Award

By Miriam Galvin / August 30, 2018

Congratulations to IFIC’s Director of Education and Training Dr Viktoria Stein who has received the Medal of Honour award from the European Forum Alpbach (EFA).

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WHO, has released new guidance on advocating and moving integrated and people-centred care forward

By Miriam Galvin / August 27, 2018

Two documents have been created as part of a series of support technical products and tools to drive country implementation of the framework on Integrated People-Centred Health Services, (IPCHS).

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TransForm announce speakers and site visits for inaugural conference

By Miriam Galvin / August 20, 2018

Preparations have stepped up a gear as the TransForm team get ready to stage its first conference. Making the Case for Integrated Community Care will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from September 24 to 26. This week the line-up of international expert speakers has been announced and the final six site visits have been confirmed.

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