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IFIC Canada Virtual Community Care: How Does Policy Support Integrated Care? International Examples, Ontario Practice

February 27, 2024

27/02/2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm –

Health systems around the world are aligned in aiming to improve on quadruple aim goals of patient and provider experience, health outcomes and value creation. Health systems are also pursuing these goals through the advancement of population health and integrated care.


Unlocking the Future of Parkinson’s Care: Unveiling the SUPER Project Results!

February 28, 2024

28/02/2024 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm –

We are delighted to invite you to a webinar where we will unveil the transformative results of our Erasmus+ project – a pioneering initiative that has commenced a specialized training course on Integrated Care in Parkinson’s Disease.


iSIMPATHY- improving quality, safety and value for people taking multiple medicines

January 29, 2024

iSIMPATHY- improving quality, safety and value for people taking multiple medicines Populations are ageing and many people over the age of 50 years live with multiple long-term conditions and as a result take multiple medications (otherwise known as polypharmacy). Medication is the single most common healthcare intervention and generates the third highest cost of health…

IFIC Australia – Building on the Momentum of 2023

January 18, 2024

The twin challenges of last summer’s bushfires, swiftly followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, have exposed critical bottlenecks and vulnerabilities in the Australian health system


Leadership in Integrated Care

January 17, 2024

Establish a network of members with shared commitment to advancing leadership as a critical enabler of integrated care.


Building leadership capability in integrated care Special Interest Group (SIG) Webinar

01/02/2024 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm –

This session will facilitate sharing and creation of knowledge on how to develop, deliver and evaluate integrated care using a human rights-based approach to inclusion and intersectionality


IFIC Canada Virtual Community Care January 2024

January 25, 2024

25/01/2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm –

It has been 5 years since our initial launch of IFIC Canada at the ICIC18 Conference in Utrecht. Since then, the IFIC Community and the reach of our collective work has grown tremendously.


New Year, New Ambition for Shared Accountability for Care in Scotland

January 10, 2024

New Year, New Ambition for Shared Accountability for Care in Scotland Last year the Scottish Parliament debated a framework Bill to establish a National Care Service (NCS). From the outset I’ve suggested we should be more ambitious than creating a new care service. In the face of increasing fiscal challenges our public sector reform must…

Moving forward with Community Partnership in Highland

Moving forward with Community Partnership in Highland In early November 2023, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) attended the Community Partnership Conference in Inverness, which brought together members of the third sector, health and social care professionals, and council leaders in Highland to encourage collaborative working, share ideas and concerns, and build…

A Revival Year for IFIC Australia

December 21, 2023

The twin challenges of last summer’s bushfires, swiftly followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, have exposed critical bottlenecks and vulnerabilities in the Australian health system


IFIC continues collaboration across the EU in 2023

PROCare4Life PROCare4Life came to a successful conclusion this year with a final event at ICIC24. This project has deepened the understanding of technological solutions for neurodegenerative care. Check out procare4life.eu to see the lessons we have to share from the project. CareMatrix With CareMatrix, we launched our testing phases following an incredibly successful tender period.…

IFIC Scotland – Connect, Empower, Inform, Inspire and Enable

IFIC Scotland - Connect, Empower, Inform, Inspire and Enable In 2023, IFIC Scotland welcomed Bield Housing, Carers Scotland, National Services Scotland and Scottish Care’s Partners for Integration team to our expanded reference network of local and national partners. We also had a fruitful meeting with the Director from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health about…

IFIC Ireland – building momentum towards ICIC24 in Belfast

IFIC Ireland – building momentum towards ICIC24 in Belfast It has been an extremely busy and exciting year for IFIC Ireland with conferences, webinars, speaking engagements, study tours and our Accelerated learning programme. See some updates on the year we had and upcoming activities below. IFIC Ireland National forum (AICIC23) The All-Ireland Conference on Integrated…

IFIC Canada – distributed leadership at every level

IFIC Canada – distributed leadership at every level IFIC Canada is committed to distributed leadership at every level, curating knowledge, and fostering the shifts in mindset, behaviors, and capabilities to advance integrated care and population health at scale.  We mobilize this change through our virtual community, international events, workshops, and strategic initiatives. Virtual Community Through…

IFIC Integrated Care Academy grows its learning portfolio in 2023

December 20, 2023

IFIC Integrated Care Academy grows its learning portfolio in 2023 In 2023 the Integrated Care Academy welcomed its fifth and sixth cohorts of the Online Certificate in Integrated Care with over 150 participants representing 25 countries and 5 continents. Our programmes are unique as they welcome all people in partners in care. The breadth and spread of this global cohort is…

Looking Back on 2023: Reaches of IFIC LatAm during 2023

Looking Back on 2023: Reaches of IFIC LatAm during 2023 Thanks to the commitment of each member of IFIC LatAm and participating individuals, IFIC LatAm has demonstrated significant results, as evidenced in the 12 regular sessions held throughout the year. The achievements are presented according to IFIC LatAm's strategic areas: Consolidation of the IFIC LatAm…

NACIC24 – North America Conference on Integrated Care, Calgary, Canada

October 15, 2024

15/10/2024 – 17/10/2024 @ All Day –

The North America Conference on Integrated Care (NACIC24) takes place in Calgary, Canada from 15-17 October 2024.
The North America Conference on Integrated Care (NACIC24) co-hosted with IFIC Canada, the North America Centre for Integrated Care and the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) and the Health System Performance Network at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto will take place in Calgary, Canada from 15-17 October 2024.


Part Two: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate course

December 12, 2023

Part Two: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate course The IFIC course explained at a conceptual level this very ambitious and radical vision for how all nations can find ways to better integrate their Health and Social Care (H&SC) systems to give people a comprehensive continuum of quality care. This requires H&SC fixing service fragmentation…

Shifting to person-centric services with coordinated health and social outcomes: Letʼs make it happen!

09/01/2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm –

As someone leading health and social care change in Canada, we would like you to join us for this by invitation only online roundtable discussion organised in partnership with IFIC Canada and in association with Cúram at Merative, to explore the shifting to person-centric services with coordinated health and social outcomes in the Canadian context, taking place on Tuesday, 9 January at 12.00pm EST | 10.00am MST | 1.00pm AST. Please see here the link to confirm your attendance.


Part One: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate course

December 7, 2023

Part One: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate course As a cohort, the participants on the course came from diverse professional backgrounds, with many different continents, health systems and ethnicities represented. The voices which were most prominent were those closer to home from Ireland and Scotland which is seen as leading on Integrated Care (IC).…

Call from the Medical Research Journal for health experts from the Latin American and Caribbean region

November 28, 2023

Call from the Medical Research Journal for health experts from the Latin American and Caribbean region From the Latin American Node for Integrated Care (IFIC LatAm), we share the call from the Medical Research Journal for health experts in the Latin American and Caribbean region to submit research articles on achieving universal health coverage, reducing…

Making Rights Real for Every Child in Scotland

November 8, 2023

Making Rights Real for Every Child in Scotland Scotland continues to take a significant step forward for human rights in Scotland, as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Bill is reconsidered by the Scottish Parliament. The Bill will incorporate children’s human rights into Scots law and will make rights real…

Asset-based and Inclusive: how can community orientated approaches embrace diversity

December 5, 2023

05/12/2023 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm –

Approaches such as asset-based community development, social prescribing, shared lives schemes, and community navigation are helping to transform health and care systems from being deficit focussed to building on the aspirations and strengths of individuals and communities.


IFIC Canada Virtual Community Care October 2023

October 24, 2023

24/10/2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm –

It has been 5 years since our initial launch of IFIC Canada at the ICIC18 Conference in Utrecht. Since then, the IFIC Community and the reach of our collective work has grown tremendously.


I still recall our last summer

October 11, 2023

June 2023 was the date for the comeback of the face-to-face International Summer Schools on Integrated Care (ISSIC23 and ISSIC23_E). In the past years, considering the challenges of meeting face-to-face and with the intention of providing access to Integrated Care training worldwide, the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) has focused on strengthening its virtual learning opportunities.


The Kerry Specialist Palliative Care Service: A Case Study Research Evaluation

October 5, 2023

Kerry Specialist Palliative Care Service provides a comprehensive palliative care service in County Kerry that is highly valued by those using the service, families, clinicians, and the entire community. The service provides care in four settings i.e., in a Specialist Inpatient Unit; through a Specialist Palliative Care Community Team; at a Specialist Palliative Care Day… Pillars:

What can integrated care learn from Pep Guardiola´s modern European football? A midsummer holiday´s read

October 3, 2023

What can integrated care learn from Pep Guardiola´s modern European football? A midsummer holiday´s read Arturo Alvarez-Rosete (IFIC Senior Researcher) The afternoon after the closure of this year´s International Summer School on Integrated Care (ISSIC23), my colleague Edelweiss Aldasoro and I went for a well-deserved walk around Oxford, stopping eventually at the famous Blackwell´s Bookshop…

IFIC Australia Webinar – Improving the lives of people living with dementia

October 31, 2023

31/10/2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm –

It is predicted that the number of Australians with dementia will more than double by 2058 to 849,300 people (AIHW, 2023). Life expectancy for people diagnosed with dementia varies widely, ranging from years to decades.


Putting human rights at the heart of planning and commissioning

We are pleased to share our third report on Compassionate Inverclyde, a multi-award-winning social movement established as the first Compassionate Community in Scotland


Webinar: Podcast Series launch “Perspectives on demystifying payments and health financing for integrated care”

October 19, 2023

19/10/2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm –

The International Foundation for Integrated Care has defined nine pillars of integrated care based on the evidence accumulated over the last 2 decades.


IFIC LatAm Workshop Series End of Life and Integrated Care: Practices and Challenges 2023-2024

October 25, 2023

25/10/2023 – 25/10/2024 @ All Day –

This IFIC LatAm Workshop Series End of Life and Integrated Care: Practices and Challenges 2023-2024 aim is to create a framework for learning about integrated care and end of life practices.


Integrated Care Matters Webinars Series 8: Care Closer to Home

October 11, 2023

11/10/2023 – 19/06/2024 @ All Day –

IFIC Scotland and partners are delighted to announce the first webinar in our Integrated Care Matters Series 8. This series will consider acute hospital care can be a complex and potentially harmful experience for people with complex care and support needs. Multiple ward moves increase the risk of delirium and deconditioning, prolong length of hospital stay and reduce the likelihood of return home.


Webinar: ICIC21: Shared Values and Visions – Realising an Integrated Care approach to health and care system reform

May 3, 2021

03/05/2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm –

The 21st International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC21) “Realising the true value of Integrated Care” was run as a virtual conference, co-hosted with our hubs and collaborative centres IFIC Scotland, IFIC Australia, IFIC Ireland, IFIC Canada and IFIC Latin America. Welcome to ICIC21 / IFIC Latin America: Shared Values and Visions – Realising an Integrated Care approach to health and care system reform: lessons from Latin America.


Webinar: Integrated Care in the Complexity of the Latin American Context: Experiences and Challenges in its Development

25/05/2022 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm –

At the 22nd International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC22), a session titled “Integrated Care in the Complexity of the Latin American Context: Experiences and Challenges in its Development” took place. This session consisted of two segments. In the first segment, the focus was on the research and practice of integrated care in Argentina. In the second segment, IFIC LatAm was introduced, and the plans for establishing an IFIC node in the region were presented.


ICIC23 – 8.2 Integrated and Person-Centered Care for People, Families, and Communities

23/05/2023 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm –

At the 23rd International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC23), a Latin American session titled “Integrated and Person-Centered Care for People, Families, and Communities” was held. During this session, accepted virtual presentations from the Latin American region were showcased.


Webinar: Experiences of integrated care in chronic diseases from the Latin American region

07/12/2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm –

On December 7, 2022, the third webinar of IFIC LatAm’s launch took place, titled “Integrated Care Experiences in Chronic Diseases from the Latin American Region.”


Webinar: Integrated Health Care: Experiences at the local level from Latin America

05/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am –

IFIC LatAm contributes decisively to the strengthening of health services and systems from the perspective of the Latin American region, and its headquarters are currently in Costa Rica.


Webinar: Integrated care in Latin America and the Caribbean beyond COVID-19

18/08/2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am –

The challenges posed by COVID-19 present an opportunity to rethink fragmented health and dependency care systems so that they are integrated, driven by individuals and communities, and resilient to future systemic crises.


The gap between vision and practice – Merative asks ‘how can health and social protection organisations collaborate to improve people’s lives and boost operational efficiency’

September 13, 2023

The gap between vision and practice - Merative asks 'how can health and social protection organisations collaborate to improve people's lives and boost operational efficiency' Our partner, Merative, recently shared a article titled 'Prioritising outcomes: a framework for coordinating complex cases across health and social protection services'. Merative asked 'how can health and social protection…

Compassionate Inverclyde launch report – Realising the Value of Kindness

September 12, 2023

We are pleased to share our third report on Compassionate Inverclyde, a multi-award-winning social movement established as the first Compassionate Community in Scotland


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