Congratulations to the winner of the IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award the PRINCEP program, a clinical program for specialized and integrated care of paediatric patients with complex chronic conditions. PRINCEP is structured in a multidisciplinary team that includes a paediatrician, nurse, social worker and psycho-spiritual specialist. PRINCEP allows better care coordination and savings in health and social care costs. It is expected to obtain long-term benefits for the health system and a greater number of CCC children will reach the adulthood in better condition. The program is well integrated in the community and maximizes patient’s well-being. The PRINCEP team received their prize at the Gala Dinner from Neus Munté, Minister of Presidency representing the Government of Catalonia. The receive €1,000 in prize money. You can watch their presentation in English here, in Spanish here and download the slide pack here
The Best Poster Award with prize money of €500 was presented to Jacobi Elliott a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo for work on ‘Implementing and Evaluating a Model of Care Coordination in Primary Care for Older Adults using a Co-Design Approach’.
The Runner Up Poster Award with prize money of €250 was presented to Oriol Garcia-Codina from El Carmel, a health center located in a social deprived area in Barcelona city that has ambitions to improve the health of the community as a whole, empowering citizens to face their own problems, fighting against health inequities and creating a healthier neighbourhood.
The IFIC Integrated Care Awards were 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.