Irish case study to feature at international conference

Toronto plays host to the fourth Global Implementation Conference in June this year. The theme of this years conference is ‘Expanding Implementation Perspectives: Engaging Systems’. Registration for the conference is now open, and a special Early Bird rate is in place until April 4th.

An example of how implementation is supporting systems change in Ireland will feature at this year’s conference.  In late 2016, together with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Katharine Howard Foundation we submitted a proposal to make a panel presentation about the HSE’s Nurture – Infant Health and Wellbeing Programme.  We have  been providing implementation support to the programme since 2015. The case study ‘Building for Lasting Change’ will describe how the programme is taking a ‘systems change’ approach to improving infant health and wellbeing in Ireland, and ensuring that it is sustainable into the future.

About the GIC

Since it was first held in 2011, the conference has attracted an audience of policy makers, service providers, practitioners and academics from around the world interested in learning more about implementation.  The event provides an opportunity for anyone involved in planning and delivering services in the areas of health, justice, education, ageing, children and youth affairs, to share experience, network and learn from best practice. The conference is organised by the Global Implementation Initiative, an international community which promotes the application of implementation in public services.   

A pre-conference Academy takes place on June 19th and the conference will run from June 20th to 21st. The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is a local partner for the event.