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21
Mar

Driving Integrated Care in Australia

IFIC’S CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and Director of Education and Training Viktoria Stein are mid-way through a visit to Australia to support the movement for change towards integrated care. This work forms part of the growing IFIC Australia collaborative centre co-hosted with CRRMH, University of Newcastle and with support from local Partners.

20
Feb

IFIC’s Dr Viktoria Stein and Henriikka Laurola head to Hamburg as preparations start for European project TransForm

They will join other members of the project management team for the three-day trip to look for the best examples of Integrated Community Care projects in Germany, which will be put on a global stage to be showcased at the inaugural conference of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care’s from September 24 to 26.

5
Feb

IFIC Australia meets in Brisbane

IFIC Australia is as a Collaborative Centre between IFIC and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) at the University of Newcastle, NSW. The core mission of IFIC Australia is to develop capacity and capabilities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region in the design and delivery of integrated care.

5
Feb

Joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales concludes

A joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales, is coming to an end, with papers in preparation and a final report near completion. Researchers from the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the IFIC Faculty were awarded a competitive tender to undertake the formative evaluation last year.

30
Jan

IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project TransForm

IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project aimed at supporting policy-makers and practitioners to foster an interest in integrated community care. TransForm, The Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, was set up last year as part of a three-year project. It is an initiative funded by Network of European Foundations (NEF) and supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

30
Jan

IFIC is delighted to announce it now accepts fellowship applications on a rolling basis.

Applicants for the IFIC Fellowship program are no longer restricted to an October start-date; rather individuals can take the lead and ensure a much more flexible fellowship journey. IFIC will continue to offer a maximum of four places on its bespoke integrated care programme, which includes 10-12 months’ enhanced access to IFIC’s expertise, network and events; one-to-one mentoring, as well as participation in our study tours, conferences, and summer school.

30
Jan

Are you a student or an early-career professional looking for opportunities to network and collaborate in the field of integrated care?

IFIC is delighted to announce the formation of a new network called Early-career Researchers in Integrated Care, ERIC. Open to all early-career professionals or students around the world, ERIC aims to connect those with a strong interest in advancing integrated care from a research, practice or policy perspective.

8
Jan

New European Project TransForm is supported by IFIC

IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project aimed at supporting policy-makers and practitioners to foster an interest in integrated community care.

TransForm, The Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, was set up last year as part of a three-year project. It is an initiative funded by Network of European Foundations (NEF) and supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

12
Dec

A settling year for IFIC Scotland

2017 was a fantastic year for IFIC Scotland. First we found a new home in the International Centre for Integrated Care (IC4IC), hosted by the University of the West of Scotland, with IFIC and the Health and Social Care ALLIANCE Scotland as our founding partners, and supported by an enthusiastic cross sector Advisory Board. More stories and pictures of 2017 will be shared in our January newsletter.

12
Dec

An exciting start for IFIC Australia

The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) facilitated the first work of IFIC Australia with the delivery of two key workshops on the Central Coast in February.
Dr Nick Goodwin (CEO and founder of IFIC) and Prof Anne Hendry (Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Scotland and IFIC Associate) brought their international integrated care expertise to the workshops.

11
Dec

Co-designing services an important focus for Integrated Care Awards at APIC1

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) announces a two year knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, a private nonprofit institution, offers graduate and professional education in integrated behavioral health care through a virtual online campus.

22
Nov

The University of Oxford has a vacancy for a Researcher in Health Economics

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) announces a two year knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, a private nonprofit institution, offers graduate and professional education in integrated behavioral health care through a virtual online campus.

4
Oct

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies Announces Partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) announces a two year knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, a private nonprofit institution, offers graduate and professional education in integrated behavioral health care through a virtual online campus.

5
Sep

New handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the main ideas and concepts of integrated care

This handbook gives profound insight into the main ideas and concepts of integrated care. It offers a managed care perspective with a focus on patient orientation, efficiency, and quality by applying widely recognized management approaches to the field of health care. The handbook also provides international best practices and shows how integrated care does work throughout various health systems

27
Jul

Call for applications – Communications Officer

The International Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible early career researcher or professional, who would like to experience the IFIC spirit and work alongside the leading international experts in the field of integrated care theory and practice.

25
Jul

IFIC Junior Researcher receives AGE-WELL Award

Congratulations to Mudi Kadu who has been selected to receive an AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging. All applications were reviewed by independent expert researchers, members of the AGE-WELL Network Management Office, and CC4 TRAIN for 1) scholarly merit and quality of proposed research 2) fit with AGE-WELL goals and priorities and 3) quality of …

20
Jul

Dr Viktoria Stein joins ADVANTAGE JA Expert Panel

This is the first Joint Action on the Prevention of Frailty. It is co-funded by the Third European Health Programme of the European Union 2014-2020. With a budget of 3.5 million euros it will run for 3 years. It involves 22 Member States and over 40 organizations. Spain, in practice the Madrid Health Service-Getafe Hospital (a Reference site of the EIP – AHA)

20
Jul

An update from the WHO people-centred health services team

On 24 May at the 70th World Health Assembly, a group of large emerging economies referred to as the “BRICS countries” – which includes Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa – convened at a side event sponsored by China. The aim: to share experiences and innovations on people-centred reforms as a cornerstone to making progress towards universal health coverage, using the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services as a basis for discussion….Find out more here

4
Jul

Call for applications – Junior Researcher

The International Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible early career researcher or professional, who would like to experience the IFIC spirit and work alongside the leading international experts in the field of integrated care theory and practice.

28
Jun

Announcing the IFIC Fellowship programme 2017/18

The IFIC fellowship programme offers prospective participants a 10 months enhanced access to the expertise, network and events of IFIC, including one2one mentoring, participation in our study tours, conferences, and summer school. The basis for the fellowship is a project relevant to the fellow and their employer, which will be elaborated during the year

17
Jun

IFIC Appoints New Executive Board

Last week, IFIC celebrated its 17thInternational Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC17) in Dublin, Ireland on 8th to 10th May 2017. Co-hosted by the Health Services Executive in Ireland, the event attracted some 1200 delegates from 54 different countries with over 3,500 persons attending via the live stream.

13
Jun

Call for chapters – new book on “Designing Integrated Care Ecosystems”

This book will advance the literature on multi-organisational and multi-actor networks of care (i.e. care ecosystems) by specifically addressing the dual questions of:
• how do we (re)organize current care systems towards more integrated, more effective care provision
• and how do we do this in ways that benefit patients and their families, while also significantly increasing the quality of life for those who work within the care ecosystem.