Today, healthcare systems are fragmented and disease-centred, difficult to navigate and do not consider the person as a whole. Integrated community care seeks to empower and engage people as co-producers of care within inter-sectoral and inter-professional partnerships. Its purpose is to improve quality of care and quality of life to vulnerable individuals and communities.
The focus of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care (TransForm) is different to the most common interpretations placed on integrated care (ie integration of health and social care provision).
TransForm seeks to examine how co-productive partnerships that empower people in local communities can be developed through cross-sectoral collaborations.
The overarching aim of the forum is to trigger the interest of and inspire policy-makers and practitioners to foster integrated community care.