SIG Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

IFIC supports a host of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which have been set up by IFIC members to allow the collaboration and development of specific topics within the Integrated Care field. These groups are led by experts in their respective specialist areas and give like-minded individuals the opportunity to make valuable contacts and gain insight and additional knowledge.

The overall aim for SIGs is to promote the development, adaptation or translation of scientific approaches for the specific purposes of integrated care, and/or promote a specific topic within the integrated care field. Topics may focus on research methodologies and certain target groups or similar.

SIGs run independently but receive support from IFIC via its website, which facilitates a blog and discussion forum. IFIC also helps SIGs promote their work via its communication channels including conferences, newsletters, social media platforms, marketing partners and our website.

COVID-19 Knowledge Exchange Group

IFIC has launched this COVID-19 Knowledge Exchange Group to facilitate the sharing of people’s experiences of responding to the pandemic. The group is a space for accessing COVID-19 resources that have been shared by other members of the community.

Volunteers and Voluntary Sector

Volunteers and Voluntary Sector SIG aims to engage a diverse community of individuals interested in understanding and enhancing the role and contributions of non-state actors (NSAs)/non-state providers (NSPs) as partners in integrated care.

Compassionate Communities

The Compassionate Communities SIG aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of compassionate communities as a key component of people centred integrated care.

Small Island Systems

Small Island Systems SIG aims to facilitate collaboration, knowledge exchange and peer support / coaching on planning, commissioning, delivering and evaluating people centred integrated care in small island systems.

Advanced Education in Integrated Care

Established as a global network of institutions that have creating advanced education for developing, delivering and leading integrated care systems.

Self management and Co-production

Aims to facilitate collaboration across sectors and between countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Self management and Co-production.

Regulating and Inspecting Integrated Care

The scope of the Regulating and Inspecting Integrated Care SIG is in understanding how to regulate and inspect integrated provision of health and social care.

Ageing and Frailty

Ageing and Frailty SIG aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across Countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of ageing and frailty as a key component of people centred integrated care.

Palliative and End of Life Care

Aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of palliative and end of life care as a key component of people centred integrated care.

Evidence-based Integrated Care SIG

This SIG ‘Evidence Based Integrated Care’ is an initiative from the research group Evidence Integrated Care from the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Intermediate Care

To facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Intermediate Care as a key component of people-centred integrated care.

Values of Integrated Care

Focuses on these generic underlying principles of integrated care. In order to develop more knowledge on the factors that drive behaviour, decision-making, collaboration and governance processes in integrated care.

Public Health and Population Health Management

To support the identification and scaling up of innovative approaches to improvement population health. Activities: Assessment of Population Health Management Tools

Children, Young People and Families

To pursue an integrated care agenda that recognises and responds to the specific needs of this population.

Digital Health Enabling Integrated care

To develop a clear understanding of the role digital solutions play in the delivery of integrated care.

Appropriate Polypharmacy & Adherence in Integrated Care

To facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of addressing appropriate polypharmacy as a key component of pathway for people centred integrated care

Health Economics SIG

To promote the development and adaptation of health economic approaches for the specific purposes of incentivising and evaluating integration of care.