IACO Associate Members

European Association Working for Carers

The European Association Working for Carers, brings together carers’ organizations as well as relevant research & development organizations – a unique combination that enables evidence-based advocacy. Our network works to ensure that care is valued and unpaid care is recognized as central to the sustainability of health and long term care systems.

The International Heart Hub (iHHub)

The International Heart Hub (iHHub) is the first global non-profit organization that brings together and supports the creation of patient groups from every country in the world to raise awareness of heart health and improve lives.

iHHub was founded as an alliance of patient organizations from North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and works from the center of the global heart health conversation to amplify the patient voice.

Our vision is to support and educate patients across the world to enable them to seek and demand better outcomes. Our mission is to create a global community that individually serves, supports, educates patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers to enable better outcomes for patients with heart disease.

NHS England

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care. We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving. NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer.

Swedish Family Care Competence Centre

The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre in Kalmar, Sweden is commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare to perform the following tasks:  create a national overview of the field of informal care; conduct research and development in this area; disseminate research results and examples of best practice; and support work within the municipalities, the health care sector, carer organizations and civil society organizations.