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April 7, 2022 Global

Primary health care: health systems, communities and the planet


Our planet and our health are inextricably interlinked. The air we breathe, the food we eat, the resources that we consume for livelihoods, shelter, healing and recreation all determine our quality of life and well-being.

Our existence relies on the resources and services provided by our planet, but we are dangerously close to exhausting their benefits. The consequences of unsustainable production and consumption have disturbed the balance of our environment. Climate change, more frequent and intense natural disasters, biodiversity loss and pollution are all disproportionately affecting the people who are least capable of protecting themselves. In terms of health impacts ...

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March 24, 2022 Global

Transforming health care: stories of changemakers across the world

This film weaves together and amplifies the stories from individuals and groups intentionally leading change, wherever they are situated in their respective ‘system’. It reveals some of the many ways that these changemakers have managed to significantly impact their health care environments and improve health outcomes, often through relatively small, local interventions. Their experiences span subjects such as improving patient safety and reducing patient harm; preventing the death of newborns through a model that places parents at the centre of specialized care; transforming mental health programming; addressing the root causes of teenage suicide; saving the lives of babies born with ...

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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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