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  • ICIC18 – 18th International Conference on Integrated Care, Utrecht

    The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with RIVM, Vilans and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, presents the 18th International conference on Integrated Care “Value for People and Populations: Investing in Integrated Care” to take place in The NBC Congrescentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands 23 – 25 May 2018. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. Registration and Call for Papers details will be available September 2017.

  • Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health: Building the health workforce of the future

    The global community is presented with an unprecedented challenge and an opportunity: to avert a potential 18 million health worker shortfall and shape increasing demand for additional health and social workforce jobs. In doing so, we will make progress towards universal health coverage and global health security while also contributing to gains across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (e.g. quality education, gender equality, reduced inequalities, decent jobs and inclusive economic growth). Last year brought forward a wave of exciting opportunities to markedly change the global health workforce situation. The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 and the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth’s report, Working for Health and Growth present a vital road map to ensure an adequate, fit for purpose and sustainable workforce to address current and future needs. Together, they make the case for more and better investments, with ...

  • APIC1 – 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care

    Inspiring new ideas and stronger partnerships for improving population health  The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with the Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) and Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division, presents the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care “Inspiring new ideas and stronger partnerships for improving population health” to take place in Brisbane, Australia from 6-8 November 2017. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from the Asia Pacific region and around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and care services. They will share experience and the latest evidence generated around the following key conference themes: New Models of Care Delivery; Child and Youth Health; Rural and Remote Health; Mental Health; and Engaging and Empowering Communities. The conference is expected to attract over 500 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan and other countries, who will ...

  • #EFPC2017 - The Citizen Voice in Primary Care; a social commitment to 'health for all'!

    The main themes of this conference are, 1 - Promoting participative citizenship in healthcare  Sub-themes: Citizen oriented healthcare Health literacy Citizen participation in health research Procedures to listen to the public voice IT to citizen participation in health Patients and communities’ leagues and commissions and their relevance for health organizations. Parallel themes 2 - Informal Care 3 - Mediterranean Health

  • Urgente Care: Improving Patient Flow

    The Urgent Care: Improving Patient Flow conference agenda has been developed to explore the current patient flow trends within the hospital urgent care system. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of how the problems occur from the start of the process, with the patient having attended the A & E department, through to the discharge process, returning back into the community and home. Our line-up of expert speakers will provide insight, opinion and stimulate debate as to how to relieve the burden on hospitals and reduce the pressures of compromised patient flow. We will showcase a number of initiatives and examples of best practice from throughout the health and social care system and there will be ample opportunity for interactive discussion and networking amongst fellow professionals and peers.

  • GLL Webinar 3: Quality improvement nuggets - wisdom from the field

    Improvement efforts across the world yield important lessons and learning that can stimulate changes elsewhere. Documenting and sharing the accumulated wisdom from these improvement efforts is critical in fostering the generation of new knowledge to increase the impact of quality improvement interventions. Opportunities for shared learning and exploration are limited. This webinar of the WHO Global Learning Laboratory for Quality UHC provides an opportunity to hear directly from colleagues implementing quality improvement interventions using a variety of approaches in distinct health systems across the world. The focus will be on “change nuggets” that emerge from applying quality improvement approaches to a wide range of subject areas. Linkages between quality improvement and leadership & management processes will also be considered. The 60 minute interactive webinar will draw on the lessons learned and results from a number of countries supported by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project. This ...

  • Call for Research Papers: UHC, innovation and population aging in LMICs

    This call for papers is jointly organised by the journal Health Policy and Planning and the WHO Kobe Centre for Health and Development (WKC), with the support of the WHO Health Workforce Department, WHO Service Delivery Department, and the WHO Ageing and Life course Department. It is financially supported by the WHO Kobe Center.  The title of the supplement is Meeting the health, welfare and social care needs of older people in low and middle income countries (LMICS) through innovations and enhanced human capital. “Inviting empirical research on innovations in meeting the health, welfare and social needs of older populations in low and middle income countries, and relevant research from high-income countries that is transferable across settings (with use of technology as a particular cross-cutting theme).” Papers speaking to each of the sub themes listed below will be targeted.   · The design, organisation, and financing of health and social care systems ...

  • European Observatory Venice Summer school 2017: "Placing the person at the centre of the health system: concepts, strategies, results"

    The Observatory Venice Summer School 2017 is a one week intensive course that brings together policy makers, planners, managers, professionals and civil society representatives who will be learning, debating and sharing experiences about the conceptual, strategic and practical issues around achieving person-centred health systems. Objectives: To explore how ‘person-centredness’ is understood at the different levels of the system and by different stakeholders and what this means for the development of person-centred strategies To review key approaches to achieving person-centred health systems in different contexts To examine ways of monitoring the performance of person-centred strategies To assess the evidence about the impacts of person-centred strategies at different system levels and understand who benefits and what the possible unintended consequences are To discuss future trends, key challenges and policy options towards achieving person-centred health systems   Read more...

  • GLL Webinar 2: National Quality Policy & Strategy (NQPS): The role of NQPS in driving change in health systems

    National quality policies and strategies are pivotal in strengtheing health systems, making progress towardds Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and achieving the SDGs. It is a key focus area of the WHO Global Learning Laboratory (GLL) for Quality UHC. Implementation-informed policy development provides the basis for assuring and sustaining a culture of quality across all levels of the health system. There is wide acknowledgement that governance of quality is intimately related to how quality is perceived at the fornt-line of service delivery is intimately related to how quality is perceived at the front-line of service delivery and in making services more people-centered. For more information click here