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May 1, 2017 | Policy Briefs
The ICARE4EU project partners proudly present five Policy Briefs that could help policymakers in European countries to adapt their health systems to better meet the needs of their citizens with multimorbidity.

Some 50 million Europeans live with multimorbidity and their numbers are likely to grow. These people have complex health problems and need ongoing care from multiple care professionals and organizations. Policymakers all over Europe are alarmed by the challenge this poses to their health systems and social services; many have put multimorbidity high on their policy agenda. The European Commission has funded the ICARE4EU project (DG SANTE's Health programme) to help policy makers to learn from new approaches to integrated care and to share the experiences of innovative practices in European countries.

These Policy Briefs are based on information from about a hundred integrated care initiatives identified by country experts all over Europe. They consider: how to improve the design of integrated care for people with multimorbidity; how to make new care models more applicable; and how to make implementation more effective.
- How to improve care for people with multimorbidity in Europe?
- How to strengthen patient-centredness in caring for people with multimorbidity in Europe?
- How to strengthen financing mechanisms to promote care for people with multimorbidity in Europe?
- How can eHealth improve care for people with multimorbidity in Europe?
- How to support integration to promote care for people with multimorbidity in Europe?

December 2, 2016 | Country factsheet United Kingdom
In 2016 the ICARE4EU project consortium collaborated with a team of experts from the UK, who wrote a Country Factsheet about policy and practices to care for people with multiple chronic conditions in the UK, and England and Scotland in particular. We are very happy to present this UK Factsheet to you, as it contains a wealth of information that could be very useful for all working on the development and implementation of integrated care for people with multimorbidity.
Read the Factsheet

December 2, 2016 | Presentation on the possibilities of eHealth Please also find a presentation on the possibilities of eHealth to support the delivery of integrated care for older people with multimorbidity, which was held at the Aging & Society: 6th Interdisciplinary Conference in Norrkoping (Sweden) in October 2016.
Read the presentation

July 11, 2016 | Integrated care for people living with multimorbidity
Integrated care for people living with multimorbidity: call for a special issue of Health Policy: http://www.healthpolicyjrnl.com/

February 19, 2016 |ICARE4EU Symposium

  • Date: 22nd of March 2016
  • Venue: HUSA Hotel President Park, 44 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.


On 22 March, the EU funded project 'Innovating Care for people with multiple chronic conditions in Europe' (ICARE4EU) is organising a final symposium on European perspectives on care for people with multiple chronic conditions in Brussels.

The symposium will be structured around plenary sessions and panel discussions and provides a great opportunity to meet and discuss with policy-makers, researchers and professionals from all over Europe. Please view the programme for more details.

We are proud to announce that Nick Fahy will be the moderator of the day and that the following names will be part of our programme:

Moderator of the symposium: Nick Fahy
Reinhard Busse
Ellen Nolte
Marianne Takki
Jan de Maeseneer
Juan Tello
Hans Bart
Amanda Roberts
Julia Wadoux

The symposium provides the chance of gaining new insights from different perspectives and to learn about the experiences of others on how to respond to the 'common challenge' of developing and providing patient-centred integrated care for people with multimorbidity.

For further information and registration, please contact:
Verena Struckmann - verena.struckmann@tu-berlin.de

Participation is free of charge.

 


October 20, 2015 | Workshop at the EUPHA congress 15th October 2015 in Milan
During the 2015 EUHPA congress in Milan, the ICARE4EU partners gave a workshop titled: "Innovative care practices for people with multimorbidity in Europe". The workshop was chaired by François Schellevis and Ewout van Ginneken. Iris van der Heide, Anneli Hujala, Sanne Snoeijs, Francesco Barbabella and Verena Struckmann presented findings of the ICARE4EU project on behalf of all project partners.

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October 13, 2015 | Case reports
We are proud to present the last 3 Case Reports. These Case Reports provide information on innovative examples of multimorbidity programmes which we selected from our database. The presented cases were reviewed in-depth during site visits that occurred in the first half of this year. We now present the Clinic for Multimoribidity and Polypharmacy in Silkeborg, the Strategy for Chronic Care in Valencia and Two projects of the Belgian PROTOCOL 3 Programme.

August 25, 2015 | State-of-the-Art report
We are proud to present the ICARE4EU State-of-the-Art report. This report provides an overview of innovative programmes and approaches in Europe to address the challenges of care provision to people with multimorbidity. Information will be provided on various characteristics of integrated care programmes for people with multimorbidity that have been identified in 31 European countries.

July 13, 2015 | Case reports
We are proud to present the next 2 Case Reports. These Case Reports provide information on innovative examples of multimorbidity programmes which we selected from our database. The presented cases were reviewed in-depth during site visits that occurred in the first half of this year. We now present the TeleRehabilitation programme and Diabetic Care Burgas programme.

July 7, 2015 | BMJ Blogs
A new blog by Iris van der Heide about the latest developments in the ICARE4EU project has been posted on the BMJ website. This is the fifth blog in a series that will be posted during the course of the ICARE4EU project. Read the BMJ blog

July 7, 2015 | Newsletter
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June 30, 2015 | Case reports
We are proud to present the first 3 of a series of 8 Case Reports. These Case Reports provide information on innovative examples of multimorbidity programmes which we selected from our database. The presented cases were reviewed in-depth during site visits that occurred in the first half of this year. We now present the Gesundes Kinzigtal programme, POTKU project and the INCA-model.

May 26, 2015 | Venice Summer School 2015
Venice Summer School 2015 "Integrated care: moving beyond the rhetoric"
Apply now for the Observatory Venice Summer School 2015: "Integrated care: moving beyond the rhetoric"

26 July-01 August 2015 Isola di San Servolo, Venice

For additional info and applications:
www.theobservatorysummerschool.org

April 23, 2015 | Workshop at the IAGG IAGG-ER 8th International Congress "UNLOCKING THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND" in Dublin
"Caring for people with multiple chronic conditions: policy and practices" by: M.Gabriella Melchiorre, Sanne Snoeijs, Verena Struckmann, Sari Rissanen and Francesco Barbabella, on behalf of all ICARE4EU project partners.
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December 22, 2014 | Newsletter
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December 18. 2014 | BMJ blog A blog from Francesco Barbabella and Maria Melchiorre about the ICARE4EU project has been posted on the BMJ website. This is the fourth blog of a series that will be posted during the course of the ICARE4EU project. Read the BMJ blog

December 16, 2014 | Presentation for the EUPHA congress 19th November 2014 in Glasgow named: "The availability of integrated care programmes addressing multi-morbidity in 31 European countries" by: Mieke Rijken, Verena Struckmann, Anneli Hujala, Ewout van Ginneken, on behalf of all ICARE4EU project partners. Read the presentation

September 9, 2014 | Eurohealth article on ICARE4EU published
The research article "Caring for people with multiple chronic conditions in Europe" by: Verena Struckmann, Sanne Snoeijs, Maria Gabriella Melchiorre, Anneli Hujala, Mieke Rijken, Wilm Quentin and Ewout van Ginneken has been published in Eurohealth (Volume 20, Number 3, 2014). Read the article

September 8, 2014 | Newsletter
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August 5, 2014 | BMJ Blog
A blog from Anneli Hujala about the ICARE4EU project has been posted on the BMJ website. This is the third blog of a series that will be posted during the course of the ICARE4EU project. Read the BMJ blog

July 9, 2014 | First Results
The first results of the ICARE4EU programmes in the form of four Country Factsheets are available. These factsheets provide information on multimorbidity programmes and the policy context in Finland, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

June 4, 2014 | Newsletter
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April 28, 2014 | BMJ Blog
A blog from Ewout van Ginneken about the ICARE4EU project has been posted on the BMJ website. This is the second blog of a series that will be posted during the course of the ICARE4EU project. Read the BMJ blog

April 14, 2014 | IFIC presentation
At the 14th IFIC Conference "Taking integrated care forward: people, policy and practice" held in Brussels in early April 2014, Sanne Snoeijs from the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL) gave a presentation about our ICARE4EU project. Have a look here.

January 22, 2014 | BMJ Blog
A blog from Daphne Jansen about the ICARE 4 EU project has been posted on the BMJ website. This is the first blog of a series that will be posted during the course of the ICARE4EU project. Read the BMJ blog

May 28, 2013 | Website on-line
The official launch of the website will take place on June 1st 2013. With the launch of this website information about the projects is publically available and we are proud to present ourselves online. We hope that the website will provide insight in the aim, tasks and outcomes of the project and will enable those with questions or remarks to contact us.

March 18, 2013 | Kick-off meeting
On March 18 the ICARE4EU project was officially started with a kick-off organizations were present. In a two day get together in Brussels, important issues concerning the planning of the project and the tasks ahead were discussed. It was also a good opportunity for the partners to get to know each other.