Who We Are
The Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research (ICCER) is a network of post-secondary institutions, continuing care provider organizations, and regulatory bodies collaborating to improve continuing care in Alberta. Current members are: Keyano College, NorQuest College, University of Alberta, Bethany Care Society, CapitalCare, Carewest, Excel Society, Good Samaritan Society, Lifestyle Options, Shepherd's Care Foundation, Silvera for Seniors, Sherwood Care, St. Michael's Health Group, Wing Kei Nursing Home Association, and College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.
ICCER offers a unique opportunity for organizations to meet, network, discuss and work together on issues related to continuing care. Post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies interact with continuing care providers and hear firsthand what the issues are for providers. This gives them the ability to tweak education, both pre-service and in-service, in order to train and educate health professionals ICCER also provides opportunity for researchers and providers to meet and discuss research needs, most of which ICCER has identified as priorities for the continuing care sector.
As of June 2019 ICCER also has associate member organizations. These are organizations who support the mission and vision of ICCER, and who want to contribute to improving continuing care in Alberta, but who do not fall into one of the three organizational membership categories. As of October 2019, associate members include: Berry Architechure, BioAlberta, Dignity Memorial, and Rexall Health Solutions.
ICCER will improve continuing care in Alberta by encouraging research, translating knowledge into better practice, enhancing education, and informing policy.
ICCER will be a network of providers, researchers, educators, and learners collaborating to inform best care and quality of life for those served by the continuing care system.
- Policy – Position ICCER to inform policy
- Research – Stimulate research and its application in continuing care
- Education – Foster innovation in education and training of care providers
- Practice – Improve practice and quality of care based on evidence, and inform the continuing care research agenda based on identified needs
- Knowledge Transfer/Translation – Create opportunities to translate research findings into practice