The identification, communication and management of health risk is a core task of Community Health Workers who operate at the boundaries of community and primary care, often through not-for-profit community interest companies. However, there are few opportunities or resources for workforce development. Publicly funded researchers have an obligation to be useful to the public and furthermore, university funding is increasingly contingent on demonstrating the social impact of academic research. Collaborative work with participants and other stakeholders can have reciprocal benefits to all but may be daunting to some researchers, unused to such approaches.
Introducing the ICIC20 Virtual Conference taking place over 4 days in September 2020. The ICIC20 Virtual Conference is a relaunch of the 20th International Conference on Integrated Care that was due to take place in Šibenik, Croatia in April. The new edition will take place as a virtual offer bringing over 100 hours of digital integrated care content presented through the innovative Events OnAir portal. This is an exciting new platform that allows a broad range of interactive experiences to rival any physical event. The ICIC20 Virtual Conference will allow connection from anywhere in the world, removing the cost and time associated barriers involved in attending the physical conference. IFIC and our ICIC20 Virtual Conference co-hosts, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb, Health Center Zagreb – Centar, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, University of Zagreb, Libertas International University and the Catholic ...
Introducing the ICIC20 Virtual Conference taking place over 4 days in September 2020. The ICIC20 Virtual Conference is a relaunch of the 20th International Conference on Integrated Care that was due to take place in Šibenik, Croatia in April. The new edition will take place as a virtual offer bringing over 100 hours of digital integrated care content presented through the innovative Events OnAir portal. This is an exciting new platform that allows a broad range of interactive experiences to rival any physical event. The ICIC20 Virtual Conference will allow connection from anywhere in the world, removing the cost and time associated barriers involved in attending the physical conference.
IFIC and our ICIC20 Virtual Conference co-hosts, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb, Health Center Zagreb – Centar, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, University of Zagreb, Libertas International University and the Catholic ...
Stronger and more resilient care systems and communities are better able to cope, respond and adapt to new challenges and crises such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. They are able to quickly come together to ‘act as one’ and collaborate across disciplines and sectors towards a common goal. This is the essence of integrated care and this is what the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) stands for – creating a more connected health and care system.
Behavioral health workforce shortages to provide quality care services for children, adolescents, and transitional age youth are well established. This paper highlights the workforce shortage and the need to infuse interprofessional education to engage in integrated care for children, adolescents and transitional age youth with behavioral health needs.
The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC20) will take place virtually, the dates 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September 2020.
The conference will build on themes from previous years and in particular would like to include in this year's programme papers that are focusing on the following areas:
Staffing is the make-or-break issue for the NHS in England. Workforce shortages are already having a direct impact on patient care and staff experience. Urgent action is now required to avoid a vicious cycle of growing shortages and declining quality. The workforce implementation plan to be published later this year presents a pivotal opportunity to do this. In this joint report with the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, they set out a series of policy actions that, evidence suggests, should be at the heart of the workforce implementation plan. They focus on nursing and general practice, where the workforce problems are particularly severe.
Competent managers are essential to the productivity of organisations and the sustainability of health systems. Effective workforce development strategies sensitive to the current competency development needs of health service managers (HSMs) are required. The aim of this article was
to conduct a 360° assessment of the competence of Australian HSMs to identify managerial competence levels, and training and development needs.
Few studies have looked under the hood of practice redesign to understand whether and, if so, how staffing changed with the adoption of patient-centered medical home (PCMH), and whether these staffing changes impacted utilization. So the objective of this article was to examine the workforce transformation occurring in community health centers that have achieved PCMH status, and to assess the relationship of those changes to utilization, as measured by the number of visits.
At the beginning of the 21st century, planning the public health workforce requirements came into the focus of policy makers. The need for improved provision of essential public health services, driven by a challenging non-communicable disease and causes of death and disability within Serbia, calls for a much needed estimation of the requirements of the public health professionals. Mid and long-term public health specialists’ supply and demand estimations out to 2025were developed based on national staffing standards and regional distribution of the workforce in public health institutes of Serbia
The purpose of this research was to understand the current state of community services and to explore how the health and care systems needs to change to enable these to meet the needs of the population now and in the future
There is an increasing trend of international migration of health professionals from low -and middle- income countries to high-income countries as well as across middle- income countries. The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was created better address health workforce development and the ethical coduct of international recruitment. This study assessed policies and practices in 4 countries in South East Asia on managing the in -and out- migration of doctors and nurses to see whether the managementet has been in line with the WHO Global Code and has fostered health workforce development in the region; and draws lessons from these countries.
Many U.S. policymakers believe that increased integration between hospitals and physicians may foster better care and potentially decrease health care spendind. The logic behind this notion is straightforward: When physicians are employed or otherwise more substantially influenced by the hospitals in which the work, they are less likely to focus on generating revenue to maintain an independent practice and more likely to focus on patient care. The objetive of this article was to examine changes in United States acute care hospitals that reported employment relationships with their physicians and to determine whether quality of care improved after the hospitals switched to this integration model.
Patient-centred care based on needs has been gaining momentum in health policy and the workforce. This creates new demand for interprofessional teams and redefining roles and tasks of professionals, yet little is known on how to improve new health policies more effectively. Their aim was to analyse the role and capacity of healht professions in driving organisational change in interprofessional working and patient-centred care.
The rise of multi-morbidity constitutes a serious challenge in health and social care organisation that requires a shift from disease-towards person-centred integrated care. The aim of the current study was to develop a conceptual framework that can aid the development, implementation, description, and evaluation of integrated care programmes for multi-morbidity. The framework structures relevant concepts in integrated care for multimorbidity and can be applied by different stakeholders to guide development, implementation, description, and evaluation.
In this paper, they provide a detailed and explicit description of the processes and decisions underlying and shaping the emergent multimethod research design of their study on workforce changes in integrated chronic care. They argue that the terminology developed for the description of mixed methods designs should also be used for multimethod designs such as the one presented here.
In his speech of 4 November 2015, the then Minister for Health, Simon Hamilton MLA, announced that in response to recommendation 1 of The Right Time, The Right Place report by Sir Liam Donaldson, he would appoint an expert, clinically led panel to consider and lead an informed debate on the best configuration of Health and Social Care services in NI.
The Panel was appointed in January 2016 and comprised local and international members.
Professor Rafael Bengoa (Chair)
Dr Alan Stout
Mr Mark A Taylor
EXPERT ADVICE ON SOCIAL CARE WAS PROVIDED BY:
THE PANEL WAS SUPPORTED IN ITS WORK BY: