Driving and Accelerating a ‘One System’ Response: Why COVID-19 has Shone a Spotlight on Integrated Care

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High performing health and social care systems provide exceptional care, quality and experiences for patients, caregivers and providers. Pivotal to this, is how we work across health and social care as one team. The need for integrated care is a global priority and is poised to address fragmentation and accelerate the improvements that are needed. During a global pandemic, the need to work as an integrated system is even more pressing and gives us an opportunity to pause, reflect and respond.

In situations where systems are subjected to unprecedented pressure, organizations and sectors may respond from the lens of what can their individual organization or sector do, rather than responding as a cohesive and interconnected system.

Organizations that have embraced collaborative models of response and care and were already working to advance integration pre-pandemic appear to be more effective in responding as one connected team and community. Through this webinar, we will profile Canadian and international examples that demonstrate what teams have leveraged and accelerated in order to respond to COVID-19 as one connected team and community. 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.

Co-Chairs: Professors Jodeme Goldhar and Walter Wodchis


Stacey Daub
VP Integration,
North York Toronto Health Partners

Rebecca Stoller
Primary Care Integration,
North York Toronto Health Partners

Dave Pearson
Ontario Health Team Lead,
Hills of Headwater

Bob Borden
Chair Community Wellness Council,
Hills of Headwater

Anne Wojtak
Integration Lead,
East Toronto Health Partners

Tia Pham
Family Physician and East Toronto Family Practice Network,
East Toronto Health Partners

Leo Lewis
Director of Research and Development,
International Foundation for Integrated Care

Philliz Goh
Lived Experience Partner,
Registered Oncology Nurse

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