Newsletter 8
December 2020
A digest of successful transformation stories, news and other resources available on
Integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) in Ireland: lessons learnt
A brilliant video blog with Dr. Áine Carroll, Professor of Healthcare Integration and Improvement at UCD, and Co-Director of IFIC Ireland, discussing the journey towards integrated people-centred health services in Ireland and some key areas for improvement identified along this journey.  
ValueCare: Cork/Kerry pilot site

Europe's population is ageing and our systems are not yet ready to cope with the accompanying increase in complexity.

ValueCare is a EU funded project which aims to deliver personalised integrated health and social care services, better outcomes for older people and improved  care experience.

In the Cork and Kerry regions of Ireland, ValueCare focuses on co-designing a digital solution to support older people with mild-to-moderate frailty to live independently in their homes.
The Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine sets up a community of practice of international collaboration hosted on the IPCHS Web Platform

Learn how the Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine is leading global health collaboration with Canadian and international champions to explore innovative ideas and lead the way in creating a world where no one is left behind when it comes to accessing quality primary care.  
The purpose of the Besrour Center for Global Family Medicine community of practice is to create networks to increase dialogue and share knowledge, resources, practices and lessons learned, with the aim of building better practice and improve learning. 
Goal-oriented care: a catalyst for person-centred system integration

Person-centred integrated care is often at odds with how current health care systems are structured, resulting in slower than expected uptake of the model worldwide.

Adopting goal-oriented care, an approach which uses patient priorities, or goals, to drive what kinds of care are appropriate and how care is delivered, may offer a way to improve implementation.
Re-organising primary health care to respond to the Coronavirus in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is currently one of the hotspots for COVID-19 on the African continent. The Metropolitan Health Services have re-organised their primary health care services to tackle the epidemic with a community-orientated primary care perspective. 

This report focuses on the re-organisation of both community-bases and facility-based primary health care services.

Primary health care: transforming vision into action

 In the Declaration of Astana, governments and international partners committed to orient health systems towards primary health care for accelerated progress on universal health coverage and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. The Operational framework for primary health care helps bring that vision to reality, describing 14 levers that countries can use to strengthen PHC-oriented health systems and proposing relevant actions and interventions.

Join the launch of the Operational framework for primary health care, streaming live on Zoom on Monday, 14 December 2020, featuring a Ministerial Plenary Session and Policy Roundtable Discussions with senior policy makers. The event will highlight national experiences from across the globe to discuss the revance of the framework for strengthening PHC.  

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