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Webinar – Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

Our colleagues from the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) will host their second webinar on the COVID-19 crisis on the 24th of April, read their communication below:

The second in IFIC’s “Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis – Building integrated care as the cornerstone of our new reality” webinar series will take place at 8am Sydney, Australia (AEST) Friday, 24th April (11pm, Thursday 23rd April London GMT). This webinar is in association with IFIC Australia and will be chaired by Professor Nick Goodwin, Chair of IFIC Australia and Director of the Central Coast Research Institute. The webinar will focus on “Supporting Community Resilence in times of Public Health Crisis”

Community resilience refers to the sustained ability of a community to respond to, withstand and recover from shocks and stressors. In Australia, and other countries, natural disasters such as drought, bushfires, floods, earthquakes and infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19 are likely to have a sustained and negative impact on the health and wellbeing of people over a prolonged period of time. This webinar will explore evidence, and personal experiences, in supporting community resilience – both as a means to strengthen communities to withstand public health crises before they occur, in times of emergency response, and in the aftermath.

This webinar will enable health and care decision-makers and managers to hear about the integrated care approaches implemented and considerations made to address people’s continued care and support needs beyond the public health issues and crisis management. The webinar will include an opportunity to ask questions and  will highlight IFIC’s COVID-19 Knowledge Exchange Platform to facilitate the sharing of people’s experiences of responding to the situation.

In this webinar series we will be offering an opportunity for our network to hear about the integrated care approaches implemented and considerations being made around the world to address people’s continued care and support needs beyond the immediate public health issues and crisis management. This webinar series is not intended to be about lessons learnt or to provide expert advice, but it is intended as a space to share observations, insights and thoughts. We will discuss various responses and reflect on new ways of working and ongoing learning as the weeks progress.

While we are not able to represent all the contexts in the world, it is our intention to host webinars that include contributions from many regions and those in different time-zones. We understand that every country will often have very different challenges and responses and in these webinars we will draw experiences from a wide range of regions and countries. If you would like to recommend a panelist for a future webinar, please do get in touch with us.

If you have any questions or comments you would like to share in advance of the webinar with our panellists please contact Darren Curran or tweet to @IFICinfo using #integratedcare #COVID19

You may register to the webinar here

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