IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: place-based systems of care

June 22, 2016 Europe Event

Integrated Care Summit 2016: Improving local population health and delivering accountable care

This conference will explore the ways NHS organisations and their partners can collaborate in order to meet the needs of the population they serve. Showcasing learning from national and international accountable care systems, as well as other emerging new care models, conference sessions will provide a key opportunity to hear and learn from local areas on the journey towards more systemic and integrated approaches to improving population health.

Nov. 13, 2020 Western Pacific Publication

Refining Program Theory for a Place-Based Integrated Care Initiative in Sydney, Australia

A number of families living in our community experience many barriers to accessing health and social care. The problems that these families face are highly complex, often spanning over generations, and cannot be addressed by one agency alone.  The Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods (HHAN) Integrated Care Initiative attempts to connect services to address these barriers, and ensure families have their complex health and social needs met; keep themselves and their children safe; and keep families connected to society.

This article shows that in addition to serving families in Sydney, HHAN has also established place-based initiatives (PBI) in disadvantaged areas such as Redfern. Redfern PBI shares the HHAN location with housing, drug and alcohol services, and financial and legal services. This integration is intended to facilitate access to services and multi-agency support for vulnerable families in Redfern. Therefore, this study aims to assess for whom, when and why the HHAN GDP ...

June 1, 2021 Europe Publication

Integrated care systems are an opportunity to reset the relationship between health services and the public

‘The more we concentrate on merely reworking our existing institutions, the more we fail to see or understand the nature of the new challenges that surround us.’
Hilary Cottam, Radical help


If there was ever a time for thinking differently about health and care, it is surely now. The Covid-19 pandemic has served as a graphic reminder that people’s health and wellbeing is shaped by the broader circumstances in which they live and the opportunities that are open to them, or not. But it has also demonstrated that people are not simply victims of circumstance – over the past 14 months many have taken matters into their own hands by helping neighbours and getting involved in community activities that support the health and wellbeing of local people.

In this context, it would be a huge missed opportunity if the development of integrated care systems (ICSs) and place-based partnerships becomes reduced ...