Visit a healthcare project

We welcome managers, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers who participate in the 18th ICIC International Conference in Utrecht to join us on May 22nd. During this day we exchange knowledge, share experiences and generate new ideas and new projects to connect health and social care.

  • When: May 22nd 2018
  • Where: Utrecht
  • Costs: € 150,- (this includes transport, a full day program and lunch

Inspiring healthcare

On Tuesday May 22nd 2018 the RIVM and we are organizing a variety of site visits across the Netherlands. We provide you with the opportunity to observe an innovative healthcare project. The goal is to encourage you to think ‘outside the box’, to inspire you and to familiarize you with healthcare organization in the Netherlands.

Dutch healthcare and welfare

The experience day starts in Utrecht. You will meet the organization and the rest of the participants. The remaining part of the morning program will consist of an introduction to the Dutch system for healthcare and welfare.

Innovative projects in health and social care

After this introduction we will travel to the location of your choice where we will arrive around 1.00 PM. The locations are all innovative projects like the Ben Sajet Centre in Amsterdam, a green care farm in the south of the Netherlands, ParkisonNet at Radboud Medical Center in Nijmegen and many other interesting locations.

After our arrival at the site we will hear more about the health/social care initiative and there will be room for dialogue and exchanging thoughts. After this visit everybody will return to Utrecht where we will arrive around 4.00 PM.

The site visits

  1. Healthy neighborhoods: integrated care in Utrecht Overvecht
    In the municipality of Utrecht the city collaborates with healthcare professionals, residents and neighborhood networks in order to deliver the best possible integrated social and healthcare. In a diverse city such as Utrecht, it is of importance to involve different stakeholders in the organization of care. During this site visit we will learn how this collaboration is organized and how it leads to healthy neighborhoods.
  2. Connecting health and social care: Elderly care in Amsterdam
    Come join us on a ‘journey’ through the city of Amsterdam. Together with Corine van Maar (van Maar Advies) we will show you how the city is working towards better integrated care for the elderly.
  3. Disease specific networks and integrated care: ParkinsonNet Nijmegen
    During this site visit we will be introduced to ParkinsonNet and its collaborating healthcare organizations. We will learn how this organization develops an integrated care model for clients with Parkinson’s’ disease.
  4. Integrated care and prevention: neighborhood initiatives in Oss
    In the neighborhood Ruwaard in Oss, citizens, (care)organizations and the municipality collaborate in the development of social initiatives. All stakeholders work together in achieving their common goals: ‘A vital neighborhood in which citizens experience better (positive) health at lower costs.’
  5. Green Care Farm: dementia care with an affinity for the outdoors
    You are very welcome to join the site visit to De Port in Kelpen-Oler. ‘De Port’, in the south of the Netherlands, offers adult day care services as well as 24-hour nursing home care. Interestingly, ‘De Port’ is not only a care facility, it is also a dairy farm. As such, ‘De Port’ is one of the about 1000 so-called green care farms in the Netherlands, being farms that combine agricultural activities with care services for a variety of client groups, including people with dementia.
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