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Sept. 29, 2021 Europe

PROCare4Life: Introducing You to Maria!

PROCare4Life, personalised integrated care promoting quality of life for older people, is an EU funded project proposing an integrated, scalable and interactive care ecosystem, easily adapted to several chronic diseases, care institutions and end-user needs. 

To help in the dissemination of the project, PROCare4Life has created a series of animation, where Maria, the protagonist, and her informal caregivers start using the PROCare app as advised by professionals, and the PROCare system is recommended to her group of friends of the same age who have other conditions, recognising the benefits of PROCare4Life. The series will follow different episodes of their life ...

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July 12, 2021 Global

The role of Primary Health Care in the COVID-19 pandemic response and leading equitable recovery. High-Level Event


Last 22nd of June 2021, WHO, UNICEF and the Mnistry of Health Care of Kazakhstan hosted a global ministerial event which aimed to:

  1. call on political leaders worldwide to reaffirm the importance of primary health care in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other health-related emergencies;
  2. share best practices and success stories of strengthening primary health care to facilitate COVID-19 response (including COVID vaccine roll-out), promote equitable recovery and boost health system resilience;
  3. discuss national health care systems’ prevention and preparedness for future health emergencies and the international community’s role;
  4. discuss the Primary Health Care Operational Framework to ...

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July 11, 2021 Europe

How can Digital Solutions Support Self-Management

IFIC Ireland's webinar series 2021 ‘Realising Integrated Care’ forms one of the key delivery mechanisms enabling knowledge mobilisation across all stakeholders with an interest in developing and implementing integrated care within the healthcare systems on the island of Ireland.  

The proliferation of remote health monitoring options, reduced cost and time to delivery for mobile apps combined with a pressing need to reduce physical and social contacts in the time of a pandemic, has lead to swift implementation of innovative solutions. This panel. from webinar held last July 7, considers how remote monitoring can benefit and/or challenge patients and ...

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June 30, 2021 Europe

Can Integrated Care Help in Meeting the Challenges Posed on Our Health Care Systems by COVID-19?


As part of the VIGOUR project, Sonja Lindner from the Medical University of Graz along with VIGOUR project partners have published a paper titled Can Integrated Care Help in Meeting the Challenges Posed on Our Health Care Systems by COVID-19? Some Preliminary Lessons Learned from the European VIGOUR Project, published in the International Journal of Integrated Care.

In this podcast we hear all about the writing of the paper with the Vigour project partners and, of course, what integrated care means to Sonja Lindner.

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March 17, 2021 Europe

Integrated Care in Europe: Keys, Challenges and Best Practices

The innovation center of the city council of Valencia, Las Naves,  in coordination with the Covenant on Demographic Change, organized the event “INTEGRATED CARE IN EUROPE: KEYS, CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES” to spread the knowledge of Integrated Care and its benefits on the elderly.

The catastrophic events of the passed year have led to a neglect of chronic conditions. A decline has been detected in the physical, mental, and emotional health of our older citizens in Europe. Now more than ever, there is a need for an integrated approach to care, shifting the focus from a silo-based approach to social ...

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Jan. 13, 2021 Global

The State of Commitment to UHC videos: Summary of key findings

Universal health coverage is a priority to end the global health crisis and build a safer and healthier future.

The State of UHC Commitment review asks a simple question: Are governments taking action towards meeting their UHC commitments? This synthesis presents findings and trends from around the world in people’s lived experiences during this trying time.

The current state of UHC presents huge challenges. In many countries, poor and vulnerable groups are once again being left behind, and inequities are widening due to the COVID-19 crisis. People are anxious about their health, their finances and their futures, and trust ...

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Nov. 5, 2020 Europe

ValueCare: Cork/Kerry Pilot Site

In Ireland, the ValueCare project focuses on co-designing a digital solution to help older people (≥75) experiencing mild to moderate frailty to live independently in their homes. The technology will foster regular communication between older people in the relevant organisations (primary, secondary and social care) with technology enabled data sharing & common data sets can improve flow and information exchange. Older people will access the VALUECARE integrated care pathway via referral from primary care, the emergency department, the acute medical unit or the public health nurse. The care coordinator will develop the following 4 components; case finding; needs assessment; care planning ...

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Aug. 25, 2020 Europe

Care during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis: Workforce capacity and capability

This podcast belongs to International Foundation of Integrated Care.

Health and care workers are our greatest asset, working alongside family carers, community partners and local networks of support. However, without reforms, sustaining the workforce is also one of our greatest challenges.

Core competencies for integrated care are highly relational: patient advocacy, communication, interdisciplinary working, people-centred care, and continuous learning. Leading and managing transformational change is a collective responsibility and sustainable improvements will only take place if a flexible approach to driving the change is embedded. Enabling individuals and the system to be their own change agents will create an environment ...

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July 27, 2020 Americas

Navigating COVID-19: Supporting Individuals With Dementia And Their Caregivers

The current COVID-19 emergency presents new and unique challenges for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) as well as the family and friends providing care for them.

Providers and health plans can play a key role in supporting individuals with ADRD and their caregivers as they navigate these challenges. This webinar provided information on how COVID-19 affects and presents in people with ADRD, strategies for family and friend caregivers for supporting those with ADRD living at home during COVID-19, and opportunities for health care systems to prepare to meet the needs of people with ADRD diagnosed ...

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June 23, 2020 Global

Digital Solutions: Adoption, Adaptation and their role in post-Covid19 health and social care delivery

As each integrated care building block is reliant on information, digital solutions could be seen as the cement that holds the blocks together. Albeit, the arguments for greater use and investment have become increasingly compelling, the rate of adoption remains below expectations; that is until COVID-19.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, countries have seen a rapid citizen-led proliferation of digital solutions being used for remote working, socialisation between family, friends and communities, and education, to name but a few. This rapid pace of change has been mirrored by national and local government and public health through the use of social ...

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