Whanau Tahi announces a 3 Year strategic knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
Whānau Tahi’s moemoea is for vital wellness data and family health plans to be shared across health, education, whānau ora, and social service providers to ensure each support person understands the unique needs and history of the whānau each step of the way, all with an eye on quantifying the ‘social return on investment’.
As Whānau Tahi, embraces the challenge of integrating health plans with other wellbeing and social services, and track the real outcomes for families versus the dollars spent it has sought international support from those organisations of like mind and is delighted to announce a knowledge partnership with the renowned International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
IFIC is a not-for-profit educational membership-based network that crosses organisational and professional boundaries to bring people together to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice.
The Foundation seeks to achieve this through the development and exchange of ideas among academics, researchers, managers, clinicians, policy makers and users and carers of services throughout the World.
Dr. Nick Goodwin CEO, IFIC spent time with us in June this year workshopping the his organisation’s approach and suggests that “..evidence is getting stronger in support of the integrated care value proposition though more is needed in understanding how to develop, sustain and spread initiatives successfully and for the long-term – both the technical components and the behavioural change components.
Our experience in New Zealand and partnership with IFIC will see us become a key influencer on the world stage in this unique forum to bring these various perspectives together with ultimately the aim of improving the experience of care for patients, whanau and communities, while improving the overall effectiveness of health and care systems.