Events

  • WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters Series - Carefirst Seniors & the Buurtzorg Model

    The International Foundation for Integrated Care is delighted to introduce the 2nd series of webinars on people-centred integrated care in practice. This series will have a particular focus on active and healthy ageing and preventing and managing frailty. The webinars will be hosted by IFIC Scotland in collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland, the Institute of Research and Innovation in Social Services, and the Health and Social Care Alliance.  This webinar in our second series of Integrated Care Matters will focus on Improving acute frailty in acute care in Scotland: from evidence to experience. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 17th January at 12pm UK time and will last for one hour. The webinar is free to access but places are allocated on a first come basis to a limited number so make sure to book your place early. Hosts Professor Anne Hendry, Clinical Lead for ...

  • Webinar: Building a community of practice (HQO)

    Do you know other people that share a concern or passion for the same issues that you do? Do you think there is a better way to learn from each other? Are you looking for ways to find out who has already looked at the process you are trying to improve? Perhaps developing a Community of Practice can support your Quality improvement?A Community of practice is defined as: A group of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” (Wenger, 2008)As a result of attending this webinar organized by Health Quality Ontario you will: - Understand the theory that guides effective communities of practice.- Recognize how communities of practice can support quality improvement and learning- Understand how communities of practice exist in many different contexts- Understand more about how you can initiate a community of ...

  • Universal Health Coverage Forum

    The Universal Health Coverage High-Level Forum (UHC Forum), jointly organized by the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UHC2030 and JICA, will be held at the Tokyo Prince Hotel in Japan. Goals and participants The UHC Forum aims to galvanize the health sector, countries, development partners, civil society and the private sector toward the common goal of UHC, including pandemic preparedness, and highlighting country success and breakthrough experiences to accelerate the progress of UHC. The agenda will include a mix of plenary and parallel sessions with expected attendance of more than 300 high-level policymakers (heads of state, ministers of health and finance) and experts including representatives from ministries of finance and health from low- and middle-income countries, experts from bilateral and multilateral institutions, civil society organizations, private sector institutions and academic institutions. For more information visit the UHC Forum ...

  • Webinar: Communities of Practice in Global Health

    This webinar is the first of a series organized by the Canadian Society for International Health’s newly established SDGs for Health Community of Practice, organized in cooperation with different partners. Communities of Practice have existed in the global health landscape for several years, yet many experts are still unclear on their program theory and possible contributions in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Sameera Hussain will begin with an introduction to the SDGs for Health CoP as a follow up to the recent Canadian Conference on Global Health, followed by Pr. Bruno Meessen, who will present some key concepts and principles. He will share his analysis on persisting gaps in knowledge management for global health. On the basis of his own experience, he will suggest possible ways forward for experts to invest time and enthusiasm in our CoP.  Bruno will then present The Collectivity, a new platform designed ...

  • Webinar: Making governance frameworks fit for practice

    On Tuesday 5 December the Health Systems Governance Collaborative is hosting a free online webinar titled "Simply in order to amplify: Making governance frameworks fit for practice". Featured presenters Dr. Robert Fryatt, International Health Divison, Abt Associates Inc, and Dr. Sara Bennett, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Background It is increasingly recognized that governance has a big impact on health system functions and accountability. Historical factors, structural elements, and power dynamics all have a large role to play. Social sciences have been at the forefront of understanding and explaining how governance influences health systems and the types of reforms that are needed. But recent work suggests that many governance frameworks are too complex to be practical and inhibit rather than promote progress. So do we need to make things simpler? This webinar invites members from SHAPES, the Health Systems Governance Collaborative and anyone ...

  • Enhanced health in care homes: Lessons from good practice on embedding integrated care

    This conference is for care home providers, health care providers, and commissioners who are thinking through how to improve the quality of life and health care for people living in care homes. It will share lessons from the six vanguards for enhanced health in care homes, and other local examples of good practice, to enable attendees to learn from initiatives that have worked well and can be replicated across the country.

  • Scottish Digital Health & Care: Implementing mHealth in Catalonia and Scotland

    The workshop is a knowledge exchange activity organised as part of the inter-regional collaboration on digital health and care between TicSalut in Catalonia and NHS 24 in Scotland. Catalonia developed one of the first regional mHealth strategies in Europe and has many lessons to share with Scottish stakeholders relating to the development, accreditation and implementation of mHealth apps and services. This interactive workshop will explore: - mHealth strategies in Catalonia and Scotland- mHealth accreditation models- mHealth service models and interoperability- Co-production and person-centred mHealth The aims of the session are to: - raise awareness of mHealth developments in both regions and share learning with Scottish stakeholders;- build relationships between the regions;- identify potential areas / themes for future collaboration in this area Session Moderator: Dr Paul Campbell, Chair of Mobile App Working Group (Scotland) and Clinical Lead, eHealth Strategy and Policy Team, Scottish Government For more information and to register, please visit: https ...

  • Meeting the Challenge of Ageing: Putting the Citizens at the Heart of Integrated Care in Europe

    As part of Scotland’s engagement in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and the Reference Sites Collaborative Network (RSCN), Scotland has lead the development of a tool to assess regions’ progress and maturity in the provision of integrated care and innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing. The online self-assessment tool is intended to stimulate discussion, to encourage stakeholders to share experiences, and to reach out those stakeholders who can help Europe to accelerate its journey towards innovative integrated care systems to meet future demands. Core to this process is the involvement of as wide a range of stakeholders as possible. At this event, which will take place in the context of the Scottish Digital Health and Care Week, European Week of Regions and the Committee of the Regions ‘Reflecting on Europe’ initiative, we will bring together public policy-makers, healthcare professionals, representatives of ...

  • IFIC Webinar: Technology Enabled Care for Older People

    This webinar in our second series of Integrated Care Matters will focus on Technology Enabled Care for older people. The webinar will take place on Monday, 20th November at 12.00pm at 1.00pm GMT (UK Time) and will last for one hour. The webinar is free to access but places are allocated on a first come basis to a limited number so make sure to book your place early. Registration https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-integrated-care-matters-series-2-technology-enabled-care-for-older-people-tickets-38534310159  About the IFIC Webinar Series The International Foundation for Integrated Care is delighted to introduce the 2nd series of webinars on people-centred integrated care in practice. This series will have a particular focus on active and healthy ageing and preventing and managing frailty. The webinars will be hosted by IFIC Scotland in collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland, the Institute of Research and Innovation in Social Services, and the ...

  • Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

    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 ...