Don’t forget to save the date!
|If you haven’t already, please block Tuesday 11th October from your diary to join us at our second virtual IEEPO event of the year! We look forward to uniting yet again, to explore how to best Humanise Healthcare and ensure resilience against pandemics, conflicts and the climate crisis to achieve improved health care outcomes.|
Survey time! Are you interested in learning directly from the IEEPO community?
|Experience exchange is at the core of IEEPO and for this reason, we are considering the introduction of an IEEPO peer to peer programme, where our community will have the opportunity to learn directly from their peers and overcome challenges together. We would love to hear if this is something you would value so please kindly take a few minutes to complete our survey (link below). Responses will not only help shape the programme but to help us better understand the needs of our community.|
|To complete the peer to peer programme survey, please click the button below:|
Get inspired and start your own journey to activate change!
|The IEEPO Action Workshop key insights and Action Plan Template from the March 2022 ‘Action for Change’ event are live on IEEPO.com. You can now use these to create your own action plans and advocate for policy change. Learn from challenges relevant to your communities and begin to ACTION for change locally today!|
Humanising Healthcare from across the Globe…
|Looking to take ACTION locally? The IEEPO Position Paper is available in English and 6 other languages (Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French and Italian) on IEEPO.com. Be sure to download the Position Paper in your native language to learn more about Humanising Healthcare and inspire your local communities to advocate for change from the ground up!|
Take a seat at the table with… Ivica Belina
|The IEEPO programme is actively co-created by the IEEPO EAC – 14 patient advocacy leaders, who are driving change around the World! |
|Learn more about them and what inspires them in their advocacy here… Ivica Belina is an IEEPO EAC member and the president of Koalicija udruga u zdravstvu KUZ (Coalition of Associations in Healthcare), a Croatian umbrella patient organisation since 2014.|
|Tell us a little about yourself, and what being a patient advocate means to you?|
|During my professional and personal life, I have come across people with very complex health situations, which affected them, their families and entire community. As, when a person is sick, the family becomes sick too. I was always disappointed to see how rigid, disjointed and dysfunctional systems that should provide comprehensive care actually are. |
|As a patient advocate, I’m fighting for comprehensive, integrated care for every person with all of their specificities and individual needs and requirements. I am also fighting for a strong connection between healthcare, social care, labour and pension systems, as well as education. I’m running the Croatian national umbrella patient organization and I’m very passionate about amplifying the voice of patients in their own treatment and health management, but also in the healthcare system and healthcare policy. |
|Why do you think 2022 is the year that patient communities can drive action?|
|COVID-19 pandemic left national healthcare systems and some governments headless, and fighting with the consequences. The Ukraine war showed that patient communities/civil communities were the fastest ones to provide help in humanitarian crises, especially with the medicines and other health supplies. Patient communities have clear ideas about what should be done and how it should be done, to make the change in access to diagnosis and treatment, and access to innovation. Most of all, the patient community suggested what we can all do together to humanise healthcare and bring it closer to the needs of every person, which is why the Q4 IEEPO event speaks to me.|
|Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries you may have. |
|Many thanks and kindest regards, |
|The Global IEEPO Team|
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