COVID-19 Knowledge

A rapid evaluation of a mental health 24/7 crisis response service

By Admin / December 18, 2022
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) was asked to conduct an independent rapid retrospective evaluation of a Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Response Service (CRS) that had been operating in a health area of England since its launch in April 2020, hence at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Download the publication PDF Read More
The role of hospitals in the integrated care systems of the future across the orld

The role of hospitals in the integrated care systems of the future across the world

By Admin / November 16, 2021
Integrated care has historically been defined conceptually by the problems it has aimed to solve, namely fragmentation of services, health systems not designed for the needs of an aging population living with multiple chronic diseases, and under-resourced primary care. Download the publication PDF Read More

ICIC20 – Plenary 1: A global approach to improving health outcomes beyond COVID 19 – where to next?

By Miriam Galvin / January 27, 2021
Plenary 1: A global approach to improving health outcomes beyond COVID 19 – where to next? chaired by Prof Antonija Balenović and Prof Áine Carroll Presentations and Speakers: Use of cultural programmes to promote health (in the context of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Horticulture and other social programmes in Croatia) Dr Nina Obuljen-Koržinek A partnership… Read More

ICIC20 – Workshop – Achieving the next level of Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / January 27, 2021
Session 2D - Workshop - Achieving the next level of Integrated Care Presentations and Speakers: Achieving the Next Level of Integrated Care: Sustaining change during COVID-19 to advance integrated care Dr Carolyn Steele Gray Achieving the Next Level of Integrated Care: Sustaining change during COVID-19 to advance integrated care Prof Walter Wodchis Achieving the Next… Read More

IFIC Australia 2020 Year in Review

By Admin / December 23, 2020

The year 2020 will be forever defined by COVID-19 and its global impact. In Australia – through a mixture of good fortune, a favourable geography, and aggressive policy – the impact has thankfully been orders of magnitude less than most other countries in the world. In terms of the health and care system a long-term…

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IFIC Canada 2020 Year in Review

By Admin / December 23, 2020

IFIC Communications team in conversation with Jodeme Goldhar, Co-Director of IFIC Canada and Treasurer of the Foundation looks back on 2020 and what we have to look forward to for IFIC Canada in 2021. You played a key role in developing the Foundation’s report “Realising the true Value of Integrated Care” – what did your…

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Dr. Edelweiss Aldasoro discusses health inequalities in light of Covid-19

By Miriam Galvin / August 10, 2020

Can we function as one system, identify with the shared values and vision, and believe that everybody can be a partner in the care of each other when many societies structurally impoverish, marginalise, deprive, neglect or abandon some of their communities? The pandemic has highlighted that some communities and groups are systematically neglected and unprotected.

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Respond, recover, reset, and then thrive! Building resilient communities during and beyond COVID 19

By Miriam Galvin / May 8, 2020

The second in IFIC’s “Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis – Building integrated care as the cornerstone of our new reality” webinar series took place on 24 April. This webinar was organized in association with IFIC Australia and chaired by Professor Nick Goodwin, Chair of IFIC Australia and Director of the Central Coast Research Institute. The webinar focused on “Supporting Community Resilience in times of Public Health Crisis”

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WEBINAR: Coronavirus: Lessons of a pandemic

By Miriam Galvin / April 24, 2020

On 7th April 2020 the University of the Americas, Chile organised a Webinar on ‘Coronavirus: Lessons of a pandemic’ chaired by Prof Osvaldo Artaza in which fifteen panellists, experts in public health from the Americas, contributed to a discussion on the lessons learnt so far in the region.

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Solidarity, Health Equity and Integrated Care: Our COVID-19 Compass

By Miriam Galvin / April 20, 2020

How can we plan for a post pandemic future that better supports the poor and the underserved? Hard questions for any society, even tougher for low and middle income economies with high levels of social inequality and where the policy discourse is rarely followed by change at pace.

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