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Category - News

4
Jan

IFIC contributes to WHO workshop on the integration of long-term care and primary health care

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.

4
Jan

Planning future sustainable health care

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.

4
Jan

IFIC Senior Fellow supports project to improve health outcomes in Poland

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.

18
Dec

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

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

7
Dec

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

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.

3
Dec

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

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

29
Nov

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

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.

28
Nov

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

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

27
Nov

IFIC welcome two new members to the team

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

27
Nov

Public Health England launch first Atlas of Variation

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.

27
Nov

Vote for EDHEAL to win Thematic Network of 2019

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)”

26
Nov

SUSTAIN Roadmap finalised in Utrecht

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.

22
Nov

IFIC welcomes partnership

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

16
Nov

Winter Strategy care for high risk patients; 2017 and beyond

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.

6
Nov

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

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.

1
Nov

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

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

1
Nov

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

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.

1
Nov

Summer School – save the date

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

26
Oct

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

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

23
Oct

IFIC CEO to provide expert advice in Taiwan

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.

19
Oct

SCIROCCO Conference: How to Accelerate Scaling up of Integrated Care in Context

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 Scotland House Conference Centre, Rond point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels After two years of intensive work, the SCIROCCO project has validated and tested the Maturity Model for Integrated Care that was developed by the B3 Action Group on Integrated Care of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPonAHA). ...
19
Oct

IFICs new Self Management and Co-production Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALLIANCE leads this SIG in partnership with the IFIC and IFIC Scotland. It aims to facilitate collaboration across sectors and between countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Self management and Co-production. A webinar will be held on 23rd October from 12pm – 1.30pm (UK time). This webinar will reflect on the changes that are taking ...
16
Oct

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

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.

11
Oct

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

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.

5
Oct

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

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’.

2
Oct

New faces strengthen Team ERIC

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

28
Sep

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

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.

26
Sep

New record for Integrated Care book

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

26
Sep

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

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.

3
Sep

Scottish Non-Malignant Palliative Care Forum – ‘Palliative Care for All – The Big Debate’

Marie Curie, British Heart Foundation and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Non-Malignant Palliative Care Forum, would like to invite you to a joint event, ‘Palliative Care for All – The Big Debate’, to explore palliative care in Scotland on Wednesday 5 September, 3 – 5pm in Edinburgh.

3
Sep

SUSTAIN publishes Country Reports on Integrated Care

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

30
Aug

IFIC Director receives Medal of Honour Award

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).

27
Aug

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

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).

20
Aug

TransForm announce speakers and site visits for inaugural conference

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.

1
Aug

Third Transformers Special Event Series Announced

IFIC Australia’s knowledge partner The Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation (the Centre) has a new look. On July 1, the North Coast Primary Health Network initiative transitioned to a consortium of some of the most effective and progressive service providers on the North Coast.

1
Aug

Applications open for MSc in Leading People-centred Integrated Care

The University of the West of Scotland has introduced this new programme starting in September 2018. Do you work or have experience of Health and Social Care Integration across Public Sector for example: health, social care, housing, independent or third sector services?

31
Jul

IFIC are looking for a Director of Integrated Care Programmes

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) is looking to recruit a Director of Integrated Care Programmes to join its dynamic and dedicated team to help lead and grow IFIC’s range of activities as it transitions towards a truly global organization that seeks to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice around the world.

24
Jul

Expressions of Interest to become a Senior Associate for IFIC

This call is an invitation for expressions of interest to become a ‘Senior Associate’ of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). In this role, you will support and grow the work of the Foundation internationally and become actively involved in IFIC’s education and training programmes, research projects, implementation support services, and other activities.

24
Jul

Call for expression of interest for “How to deliver Integrated Care – A guidebook for managers” book

An editorial team led by Henk Nies and Axel Kaehne is inviting expressions of interests from academics and other interested parties to contribute to an edited book on the implementation of integrated care.

17
Jul

Call for reviewers for the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC)

Join the team of reviewers for the prestigious International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) Reviewers will be invited to evaluate article submissions and provide feedback in their area of expertise within the Integrated Care field.

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