The International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles in the field of integrated care on a continuous basis.
IJIC has an Impact Factor of 2.489 (2018 JCR, received in June 2019)
Good news! You have one more month to prepare and submit your paper for ICIC20, the 20th International Conference on Integrated Care, to take place in Šibenik, Croatia from 27-29 April 2020.
The new deadline is Friday, 11 October!
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:
This year's conference will accept abstracts for review on integrated care research, policy and practice across the following conference tracks:
Each abstract submitter is asked to tick the track that their paper is most relevant to. This system will enable the programme committee and Special Interest Group leads, to group papers together in a way that works best for delegates to navigate the programme and maximise their learning opportunities.
Abstract submitters are also asked a number of supplementary questions. Please consider these carefully and allow some extra time for submission. If you are unsure how to answer please contact us at ICIC20@integratedcarefoundation.org if you are unsure how to answer. The supplementary questions will not impact your score and are just used as guidance for how we schedule and allocated your paper to the programme.
Posted on 18 Sep 2019
The 19th International Conference on Integrated Care took place in The Kursaal Conference Centre, San Sebastian, the Basque Region in Spain, on the 1-3 April 2019. With the overarching theme ‘Evaluating and implement models of integrated people-centred services’, the conference was a partnership of OSAKIDETZA – Basque Health Service, Bioef, Ministry for Health of the Basque Government the City Council of Donostia-San Sebastian and the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. The conference brought together over 1300 delegates representing over 60 countries including researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.
Conference presentations, videos and photographs are available to download here.
Posted on 18 Sep 2019
IJIC’s April to June 2019 issue is now complete. View here.
Posted on 18 Sep 2019
Mobilising community resources and engaging citizens to take control of their own health and welfare is the focus for the next TransForm conference.
Organisers are putting the finishing touches to the 2nd Transnational Conference on Integrated Community Care, which takes place in Turin, Italy, on February 26 and 27.
It follows on from the successful conference ‘Making the Case for Integrated Community Care’ which was held in Hamburg, Germany, last September. The final report for the Hamburg conference is now available. Click here.
The 2nd TransForm conference, ‘Towards People-Driven Care; Engaging and Empowering Individuals, Carers and Families Through Integrated Community Care’ aims to explore the different strategies and approaches available to empower and engage citizens, carers and families in the management of their own health and welfare in the context of their community. It will also look at the role peers and volunteers can play in the empowerment process, and what education and training is needed in the workforce to enable them to deliver integrated community care. Key note speakers include Don Redding, Director of Policy and Partnerships for National Voices, UK, who will present ‘Mobilising the community as an asset: what do individuals, carers and families value in supporting their health and wellbeing?’, and Zoe Ferguson, Carnegie Associate, will discuss how to create caring communities and the benefits. Anne Wojtak, Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto, will talk about how to prepare the workforce to be a partner in integrated community care.
IFIC’s CEO Dr Nick Goodwin, who was a key note at the first conference, will again provide a review of the evidence for bringing integrated community care forward and help the participants wrap up the key take-home messages.
Delegates will also take part in local site visits to see different community projects where people are at the centre, and individuals are actively engaged in the design and delivery of care. These include:
TransForm, The Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, was set up in 2017 as part of a three-year project. It is funded by Network of European Foundations (NEF) and supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care and aims to support policy-makers and practitioners to foster an interest in integrated community care.
Integrated Community Care (ICC) seeks to engage and connect people in the design and delivery of care. Its purpose is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and improving population health starting with the needs and resources of the communities. It aims to reduce fragmentation of care by developing new forms of collaborations across diverse local contexts and micro-level settings and establish partnerships between citizens, families, informal carers, professionals and community sectors. Integrated community care implies a shift in traditional thinking based on problem-based, disease-oriented care to a goal and asset-based care.
For more information click here.
Posted on 29 Jan 2019