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How far do you feel we have advanced in providing continuous and coordinated care?

By Miriam Galvin / May 11, 2023
How far do you feel we have advanced in providing continuous and coordinated care? This is the question that we are asking this year through our Annual IFIC Survey 2023, which has been running for a few weeks now. So, if you haven´t done it yet, please take part in the survey below and share… Read More

IFIC is delighted to announce the appointment of David John Harrison to the Board

By Miriam Galvin / March 2, 2023
David Harrison, Director and independent healthcare consultant has a public-sector management, economics and commercial background.  He is a qualified chartered accountant and MBA who has worked extensively in the public and private sectors. Since leaving the public sector in 2010, David has established a portfolio career, blending independent consultancy, interim senior management roles, non-executive directorships… Read More

The Waterloo Health and Wellbeing Peer Education Program

By Miriam Galvin / January 12, 2023

In 2021, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) participated in the IFIC Autumn School. Over the week, a group comprising SLHD staff, NSW Department of Communities and Justice Housing staff, non-government agencies, social housing tenants and other community members were tasked with designing an integrated care intervention to better support the health and wellbeing needs of residents of the Waterloo social housing estate, in inner Sydney NSW, and improve communication between services and residents.

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Merative launches their new white paper ‘Shifting to people-centred care with co-ordinated health and social outcomes’

By Niamh Daly Day / November 21, 2022
Merative launches their new white paper 'Shifting to people-centred care with co-ordinated health and social outcomes' What is the best way to achieve outcomes for people with complex health and social needs? Merative think it’s a shift to people-centred care with co-ordinated health and social outcomes (CHSO). Read the new white paper outlining 6 key… Read More

UNICA4EU Press Release launched!

By Niamh Daly Day / November 18, 2022
UNICA4EU Press Release launched! The consortium of UNICA4EU: Towards a UNIque approach for artificial intelligence data-driven solutions to fight Childhood cAncer FOR Europe is delighted to announce the start of this joint initiative, selected and granted by the European Commission. Childhood Cancer represents the leading cause of death from disease for children and teenagers in… Read More

New Podcast: Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, IFIC CEO speaks with Tara French from NHS Scotland and Chaloner Chute from Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Scotland

By Niamh Daly Day / March 21, 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have just published a new podcast. In our most recent podcast, Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, IFIC CEO speaks with Tara French from NHS Scotland and Chaloner Chute from Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Scotland. It was very exciting to discuss digital solutions and so much more in the Scottish…

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2022 ERPIC Journal Club – Meeting 1

By Niamh Daly Day / March 1, 2022

01/03/2022 @ 12:00 pm – 2022 ERPIC Journal Club – Meeting 1 The Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care Journal Club showcases current research and latest developments in integrated care across the globe. In ERPIC Journal Club we: – share learning about integrated care – keep updated on the latest international developments – connect through our global network Meeting […]

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Workforce Development in Integrated Care a Global Perspective Recruitment invitation

By Niamh Daly Day / February 3, 2022

Workforce Development in Integrated Care a Global Perspective Recruitment invitation Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia are leading a research study on workforce development in integrated care. The overall aim of the project is to develop an international education framework for the health and social care workforce in integrated care. There are two phases…

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By Niamh Daly Day / December 6, 2021

DigiCare4You IFIC are pleased to be part of the multistakeholder Horizon2020-funded DigiCare4You project. The project consist of 16 consortium partners and will last for five years .In April 2021, the Digicare4You project held its kick-off meeting, officially launching the project. The 16 consortium members from Europe, the US and Australia gathered online for two days…

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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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Inaugural ERPIC Journal Club

By Miriam Galvin / March 24, 2021

Inaugural ERPIC Journal Club

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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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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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