Welcome to the re-designed IC4P web platform
IntegratedCare4people.org was launched in May 2016 to support the implementation of the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) that was approved by the World Health Assembly just a few days before. In a nutshell, the Framework promotes cross-cutting collaboration and integration across sectors, organizations, health care settings, providers and users for improving quality, responsive, efficient and resilient care. Specifically, IntegratedCare4People.org was established to stimulate the generation, translation, dissemination and exchange of knowledge on successful models of service delivery and best practices to facilitate the adaptation of the WHO IPCHS Framework at the regional and country-level.
Nowadays, the web is a global network that supports knowledge exchange and interaction among stakeholders, including health and social managers, practitioners and policy-makers. During these years, the web has gathered over 60 successful case studies and more than 900 resources have been added in the form of publications, multimedia, resources or toolkits. Currently, 7 communities of practice have been set up, in topics such as ageing, change management, palliative care and community engagement. Since it was launched in 2016, the website has attracted over 100.000 visits.
In order to make it more user-friendly and add more value to the user, the web has been redesigned and new functionalities have been added. This includes the creation of this blog section in which we will be inviting experts from the academic and the management field to convey new perspectives on service delivery transformation towards more people-centred care. Social media will be a core element of the revamped site, with our Twitter account highlighting the most recent and relevant updates in the IPCHS area. A newsletter complements our dissemination efforts.
We invite those of you involved in service delivery improvement initiatives to share technical and operational insights, learn from other good practices and access case studies, tools and other resources that can accompany your transformation journey and increase the visibility of your work. For those who have not started the journey yet, do visit and learn what IPCHS can bring to your health system and get inspiration on how to do it.
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