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The Waterloo Health and Wellbeing Peer Education Program

January 12, 2023

In 2021, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) participated in the IFIC Autumn School. Over the week, a group comprising SLHD staff, NSW Department of Communities and Justice Housing staff, non-government agencies, social housing tenants and other community members were tasked with designing an integrated care intervention to better support the health and wellbeing needs of residents of the Waterloo social housing estate, in inner Sydney NSW, and improve communication between services and residents.

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Another record-breaking year at IJIC

December 21, 2022

More than 200 submissions were received and almost 100 papers published during 2022. The 20th anniversary editorial has been published, following the launch of the special issue. Always Look on the Bright Side – Lessons Learned from Another Decade of Integrating Care (ijic.org) At ICIC22, IJIC hosted a very successful World Café session dedicated to…

IFIC Scotland: Looking through the Rear Mirror

As we reflect on 2022 our highlight was undoubtedly reconnecting with IFICs global community at ICIC22. Marie Curran supported IFICs communications team by recording voices of lived experience from across the globe to ground the opening plenary. Vicki Cloney and Ann Wardlaw were runners up in the Patient and Caregiver award for their paper about…

Focusing on people, families, and communities in Latin America (IFIC LatAm)

In Latin America, a participatory process has been developed, promoted by an enthusiastic group of people with diverse academic and professional backgrounds, with experience in integrated care and health systems, from various universities, research centers, foundations, associations, networks, as well as other people who get involved as independent professionals. IFIC LatAm makes a decisive contribution…

IFIC Ireland – a year of change and growth

After the pandemic held back our in-person activity, this year was a great opportunity to build on our remote activity and create new opportunities for integrated care in Ireland. All-Ireland Conference for Integrated Care in Dublin In March, we held the first annual All-Ireland Conference for Integrated Care in Dublin. This in-person event was a…

A busy year for IFIC supporting a range of EU-funded projects

PROCare4Life PROCare4Life over 2022 could analyse the results of pilot 2 and launch pilot 3, supported by a multilingual survey to expand the knowledge about its future users' preferences. After COVID19, we could finally meet in person in Madrid Consortium meeting. Specific multimedia training materials were created, to support the additional and refined functionalities that…

Merative launches their new white paper ‘Shifting to people-centred care with co-ordinated health and social outcomes’

November 21, 2022

Merative launches their new white paper 'Shifting to people-centred care with co-ordinated health and social outcomes' What is the best way to achieve outcomes for people with complex health and social needs? Merative think it’s a shift to people-centred care with co-ordinated health and social outcomes (CHSO). Read the new white paper outlining 6 key…

UNICA4EU Press Release launched!

November 18, 2022

UNICA4EU Press Release launched! The consortium of UNICA4EU: Towards a UNIque approach for artificial intelligence data-driven solutions to fight Childhood cAncer FOR Europe is delighted to announce the start of this joint initiative, selected and granted by the European Commission. Childhood Cancer represents the leading cause of death from disease for children and teenagers in…

Effectively Addressing Diabetes

November 14, 2022

Effectively Addressing Diabetes Douglas Tynan PhD., Sidney Kimmel Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood glucose. Hyperglycemia, also called raised blood…

Educational Determinants of Health

October 26, 2022

Educational Determinants of Health If you work in healthcare anywhere in the world, and I ask you about how your organization is retaining its clinical workforce, I’ll bet you’d respond with one of the following: an enormous sigh, a hearty laugh, or (god forbid) a quip about how “no one wants to work anymore.”  …

A look back on Self Management Month 2022: Celebrating Change

October 13, 2022

         A look back on Self Management Month 2022: Celebrating Change The ALLIANCE hosts a national self management awareness raising campaign each year. This year, it took the form of Self Management Month , running throughout September and focusing on Celebrating Change as its central theme. Throughout the month, we hosted a…

World Mental Health Day 2022 – Please, No More Mental Health Service Silos!

October 10, 2022

World Mental Health Day 2022 – Please, No More Mental Health Service Silos! David Burke, Senior Staff Specialist and Clinical Lead in Older People’s Mental Health at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Associate Professor, Discipline of Psychiatry, the University of Notre Dame There is no health without mental health (WHO, 2005); so, mental health for…

Healing Hearts and Communities: the power of compassion

October 7, 2022

Healing Hearts and Communities: the power of compassion Silvia Librada Flores, New Health Foundation This Sunday, 9th October is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day with the theme ‘Healing Hearts and Communities’[1]. It is a beautiful theme that refers to the concepts of compassion and Compassionate communities, which are now core pillars of palliative care…

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,…

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…

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…


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…


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…


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.


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.


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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