1. Making the case for integrated community care -Hamburg 2018

The first transnational conference “Making the case for integrated community care” took place in Hamburg, Germany, on 24-26 September 2018. It aimed to:

  • develop a common understanding of the meaning of integrated community care;
  • demonstrate through evidence the positive impact that integrated community care can have on improving care experiences, tackling inequalities, promoting care outcomes as well as cost-effectiveness;
  • illustrate how integrated community care has been adopted in practice through established case examples as well as newly developed ‘promising practices’, including facilitated site visits to local innovations; and
  • explore the essential design elements in the provision of integrated community care that make the approach successful. This will include a focus on care delivery models and core organisational issues such as management, funding, governance, information sharing and accountability.

Presentations :

Presentations of case studies examples of ICC:

  1. Community Health Center Hohenstein: Challenges in development and implementation of innovative, person-centred and multiprofessional care in rural areasBarbara Steiner, PORT Hohenstein, Germany
  2. Life Well Feel BetterJavier Yanguas, “la Caixa” Foundation, Spain
  3. Jigsaw – Integrating youth mental health careJoseph Duffy, Jigsaw – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Ireland
  4. Neighbourhoods of Solidarity: an elderly community process conducted throughout action research in SwitzerlandMarion Zwygart, Quartiers Solidaires (Neighborhood Solidarity), Switzerland
  5. Citizen led healthcare. Learning from the Millom Experience, John Howarth, Millom Alliance, UK

Click here to see the presentations of the local site visits.


Conference synthesis video

John Howarth

Clinical leader, Integrated Care System of North Cumbria

Gisèle Maillet

Executive Director, Addiction and Mental Health Services Branch, Government of New-Brunswick, Canada

Anne-Françoise Berthon

French Ministry of Health, Ministerial delegation for innovation in health and care

Nick Goodwin

CEO, International Foundation for Integrated Care

Sibyl Anthierens

Primary health care sociologist, University of Antwerp, Fund
Dr. Daniël De Coninck