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Building health and care system resilience and recovery

September 22, 2022

Building health and care system resilience and recovery Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, Edelweiss Aldasoro and Alejandro Gil Salmeron In April 2020, one month after many countries across the world went into lockdown and health and care systems in many countries were dealing with the consequences of the pandemic, the International Foundation for Integrated Care launched a webinar…

World Alzheimer´s Day: The spotlight is on post-diagnostic support

September 21, 2022

World Alzheimer´s Day: The spotlight is on post-diagnostic support Nereide Curreri, MSc, PhD September 21st is World Alzheimer's day. In 1994 on September 21st the association Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) celebrated their 10th anniversary by inaugurating the first World Alzheimer's day. The day brings awareness: a spotlight on dementia, on the people living with dementia,…

Integrated Care Search Launch Page

September 8, 2022

We are doing an anonymous survey of who uses the Integrated Care Search feature of our website. Please answer the question below to access the search area:


AMR Study

August 26, 2022

Study on the barriers to effective development and implementation of national policies on antimicrobial resistance (2021/P1/02), for HaDEA (2022-2023) under Framework Contract SANTE/2021/OP/002 concerning the provision of services in the areas of evaluation, impact assessment, monitoring of implementation and other related services in relation to health and food policies.


SUPER Project

Supporting professionals working with and people living with Parkinson’s disease through an integrated care approach: a digital training program


UNICA4EU

August 25, 2022

UNICA4EU aims at helping children and adolescent with cancer through AI: benchmarking algorithms for early detection, diagnosis, treatment, risk scores and patient stratification to build a framework that can improve the stand of care and address unmet needs for patients, caregivers and clinicians.


Recent OECD Publication: International comparisons of the quality and outcomes of integrated care: Findings of the OECD pilot on stroke and chronic heart failure

August 4, 2022

Recent OECD Publication: International comparisons of the quality and outcomes of integrated care: Findings of the OECD pilot on stroke and chronic heart failure OECD Health Working Paper No. 142, May 2022, Eliana Barrenho, Philip Haywood, Candan Kendir and Niek Klazinga Across OECD countries, two in three people aged over 65 years live with at…

Leading an innovative approach to prevention, community care and integration of care in Ireland – Online Workshop at ICIC22

July 15, 2022

Leading an innovative approach to prevention, community care and integration of care in Ireland – Online Workshop at ICIC22 Sláintecare Department of Health & HSE in association with IFIC Ireland as part of 22nd International Conference on Integrated Care The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 established the building blocks for a significant shift in the way…

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July 7, 2022


The Senior Associates Network

May 17, 2022

Senior Associates are recognised worldwide leaders and experts in integrated care that partner with IFIC to promote the integrated care agenda as well as IFIC current work. Our Senior Associates support our education, research and consultancy work, and, importantly, they are IFIC trusted critical friends as we deliver our vision. The Network has been launched…


More than structures – the introduction of Regional Health Areas in Ireland

April 19, 2022

More than structures – the introduction of Regional Health Areas in Ireland  Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care.    The Department of Health in Ireland published the long-awaited business case for the establishment of Regional Health Areas (RHAs) this week as Cabinet approved the case. The Chief Executive of the Health…


World Health Worker Week April 4 – 8, 2022
Build the Health Workforce Back Better

April 7, 2022

Time is what the Health Workforce mostly need IFIC wants to join organisations and people around the world to celebrate the World Health Worker Week and acknowledge the efforts that our health and care workforce have been making to embrace the contemporary challenges of our care systems. Our workforce are bearing the brunt of the…

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New Podcast: Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, IFIC CEO speaks with Tara French from NHS Scotland and Chaloner Chute from Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Scotland

March 21, 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have just published a new podcast. In our most recent podcast, Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, IFIC CEO speaks with Tara French from NHS Scotland and Chaloner Chute from Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Scotland. It was very exciting to discuss digital solutions and so much more in the Scottish…


Consequences of war for people: destroyed continuity of care now, lack of care provision later

March 16, 2022

Consequences of war for people: destroyed continuity of care now, lack of care provision later Since 24th February 2022, we have all seen the images from Ukraine. At the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people and most particularly with people living with long-term care needs, their family, carers…


Developing a new model of information systems and Electronic Health Records in Catalonia

February 16, 2022

Developing a new model of information systems and Electronic Health Records in Catalonia Dr Josep Vidal-Alaball, Head of the Central Catalonia Primary Care Innovation and Research Unit, Institut Català de la Salut    Catalonia, located in the northeast Spain and with a population of 7.7 million habitants, has a health care system that provides publicly…


Workforce Development in Integrated Care a Global Perspective Recruitment invitation

February 3, 2022

Workforce Development in Integrated Care a Global Perspective Recruitment invitation Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia are leading a research study on workforce development in integrated care. The overall aim of the project is to develop an international education framework for the health and social care workforce in integrated care. There are two phases…


Health and Social Care Reform in Scotland – What Next?

January 27, 2022

Health and Social Care Reform in Scotland – What Next?   A New Year is a time for reflecting on achievements, identifying new goals and making resolutions for the year ahead. This year, our resolutions are all about the 3 Rs: Recovering health, mental wellbeing, social and economic activities for people and communities; Remobilisation of…


Online Certificate Application – Autumn 2022

January 19, 2022

Online Certificate Application - Starting October 2022 Please complete this form if you wish to apply for the course. The price is £550 (For UK individuals and companies 20% VAT will be added to the cost of the course). Once the application is processed you will receive an invoice via email which you can pay…

DigiCare4You

December 6, 2021

DigiCare4You IFIC are pleased to be part of the multistakeholder Horizon2020-funded DigiCare4You project. The project consist of 16 consortium partners and will last for five years .In April 2021, the Digicare4You project held its kick-off meeting, officially launching the project. The 16 consortium members from Europe, the US and Australia gathered online for two days…


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

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 Strategy A4 PDF Pillars: , , , ,

Certificate in Principles of Integrated Care

November 8, 2021

Certificate in Principles of Integrated Care The Certificate in Principles of Integrated Care is a 15 credit, level 9 Special Purpose Award involving a single module delivered online over one semester (12 weeks). The programme is a collaborative development between Munster Technological University (MTU) and the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). The aim of…

Sing the Change: What a Wonderful World Connected and Distant

November 2, 2021

Sing the Change: What A Wonderful World Connected and distant After eighteen months of restrictions and working from home with the daily commute from bedroom to workstation feeling the norm it was time to surface and try something new. For this I joined the Rock Choir and turned up to taster session not really knowing…


CO-CREATING VALUE-BASED CARE: VALUECARE WORKSHOP IN THE EUROPEAN WEEK OF ACTIVE HEALTH AGEING

October 26, 2021

CO-CREATING VALUE-BASED CARE: VALUECARE WORKSHOP IN THE EUROPEAN WEEK OF ACTIVE HEALTH AGEING Monday, 18th October During the first day of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing, some partners of the ValueCare team organised the workshop “co-creating value-based care” with the main purpose of raising awareness about the benefits of implementing co-design and…

Rounding up the #NACIC2021 Experience

October 20, 2021

ROUNDING UP THE #NACIC2021 EXPERIENCE After hosting three informative and interactive sessions over a span of four days, our team at CBI Health was excited to be able to exchange ideas at #NACIC2021 with integrated care professionals from all around the world. Our main goal throughout the conference was to show how home care can…


Nine Pillars of Integrated Care

The Nine Pillars of Integrated Care Watch video1 Shared values and vision Improving population health and wellbeing requires collective action to address the social determinants of health and reduce health inequalities. This is a system-wide responsibility that is heavily influenced by what our societies and organisations value and the extent to which we are prepared…

Reflections of a Patient – “One Of The Team”

October 19, 2021

Reflections of a Patient –  “One Of The Team”   IFIC has really embraced person-centred care, and I believe this is the first conference I have been to that has such a high proportion of patients and caregivers. 300 of the 1000 attendees were patients or caregivers, which is fantastic. Congratulations to IFIC for making…


Call for Associates at the International Foundation for Integrated Care

October 13, 2021

The Foundation has long relied on support from a small and hugely dedicated group of international experts in integrated care. Our Senior Associates support our education and research work as members of the Integrated Care Academy faculty and as subject matter experts for our Integrated Care Solutions projects


Conference Plenary Summary: North American Conference on Integrated Care (NACIC)

October 12, 2021

Conference Plenary Summary: North American Conference on Integrated Care (NACIC) From October 4-7, 2021, attendees came together virtually to share and learn about ‘Co-designing for health and well-being with individuals and communities’ at the first-ever North American international conference on integrated care (NACIC). Organized by the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), the conference brought…

NACIC2021 – A conference remembered for deep patient and care giver involvement

October 8, 2021

What a great week of learning we have experienced through #NACIC2021 the 1st North American Conference on Integrated Care. This conference will be remembered for the deep patient and care-giver involvement with 300 patient and care-giver attendees.


Journeying towards a Compassionate Community

October 7, 2021

Earlier this year, we published our first blog “Reflections in a Time of Crisis: What it Takes to Manage and Lead Integrated Systems of Care”. In our second blog, we expand on the leadership lessons we are learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and consider how leadership and management are changing to shape the future of integrated care and, ultimately, population health.


IFIC publishes paper on Sláintecare to support the delivery of universal person-centred care in Ireland

October 6, 2021

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) has today launched a paper in response to the recent resignations of the two most senior members of the team implementing the Sláintecare reform programme in Ireland and the restructuring of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council.


Sláintecare – Delivering the promise of universal person-centred care in Ireland

At the International Foundation for Integrated Care, we have many years of experience sharing and generating knowledge on integrated person-centred care: why it’s important, what it can achieve and what it needs to be successful. The recent resignation of the two most senior members of the team implementing the Sláintecare reform programme in Ireland has… Pillars: ,

Our Strategy 2022–2026 – Accelerating the movement for change

October 1, 2021

During 2022 and 2023 IFIC will consolidate its position as the leading integrated care knowledge network globally and secure a financially and operationally sustainable future. Over the next 5 years IFIC will grow the movement for change globally with a particular focus on growth in non-English speaking countries and those at an early stage of… Pillars: ,

Emerging Competencies for Leading and Managing Integrated Systems of Care in a post-COVID world: What’s next?

September 27, 2021

Earlier this year, we published our first blog “Reflections in a Time of Crisis: What it Takes to Manage and Lead Integrated Systems of Care”. In our second blog, we expand on the leadership lessons we are learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and consider how leadership and management are changing to shape the future of integrated care and, ultimately, population health.


IFIC is seeking a Finance Manager

September 22, 2021

IFIC is seeking a Finance Manager that will work closely with the CEO to ensure we maintain robust financial controls, deliver on the current strategy and play a key role in supporting IFIC’s current efforts to diversify our income.


New Care Models: How insurers can rise to the challenge of older and sicker societies

August 25, 2021

Health and social care systems globally are coming under more pressure to deliver high-quality and affordable care to increasingly ageing populations.


FLASH DISCOUNT: Register for the EHMA 2021 Annual Conference

European Health Management Association (EHMA) is launching a Flash Discount for the EHMA 2021 Annual Conference starting from Monday 30 August.


DigiCare4You

August 19, 2021

DigiCare4You Consortium will jointly work with local stakeholders to deliver an intersectoral innovation involving digital tools for early screening, prevention and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and hypertension (HTN).


Share your views on RSV-associated burden and disruption to the healthcare system

August 17, 2021

European Health Management Association (EHMA) is currently working on the production of a White Paper providing evidence-based policy insights into the management and prevention of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in Europe. EHMA is reaching out to healthcare providers in Europe to survey their views on the RSV-associated burden and disruption to the healthcare…

TransForm Seeking Programme Manager

July 30, 2021

TransForm is looking for a Programme Manager for a one-year position (renewable), preferably based in Brussels. About TransForm TransForm: TransForm, the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, is a collaborative partnership of foundations from across Europe and Canada who share the vision of integrated, community-based care. TransForm is hosted by NEF (the Network of European…

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