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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Models to engage Vulnerable Migrants and Refugees in their health, through Community Empowerment and Learning Alliance [MyHealth]
MyHealth project comes to answer, by developing and implementing models based on the knowhow of a European multidisciplinary network, the need to reach out Vulnerable Migrants and Refugees (VMR) on th...
MyHealth project comes to answer, by developing and implementing models based on the knowhow of a European multidisciplinary network, the need to reach out Vulnerable Migrants and Refugees (VMR) on their Health. In particular, women and Unaccompanied minors as one of the most vulnerable group.

It has been reported that, as local population, this very heterogeneous group is facing challenges in health related issues.
The main aim of MyHealth is to improve the healthcare access of vulnerable immigrants and refugees newly arrived to Europe, by developing and implementing models based on the knowhow of a European multidisciplinary network.
Secondary objectives:
1. Develop a complete interactive map, with main health issues, main actors and stakeholders, reference sites dealing with MREM, legal and organisational aspects of Health systems in the involved countries, and the ICT tools available.
2. To define more clearly the current health problems of migrants treated in our health centres.
3. Define and develop health intervention strategies in Mental Health/Communicable and non communicable diseases, based on the community health approach.
4. Develop and ICT based platform to support new tools, enhance Health applications development and health information
5. To implement the defined strategies and models in pilot over the hospital participating in the consortium.
6. To ensure training and involvement of all the key actors in the Health system value chain. From users to management.
7. Ensure a sound management and communication strategy for MyHealth.

Outcomes:
Interactive map available online.
Pilot survey on current health status and concerns conducted.
Health promotion best strategies identified.
Pilot Models successful evaluated.
Existence of guide for integration of ICT Solutions for VMR.

Start date: 01/04/2017 - End date: 30/06/2020

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2016
Topic: Refugees
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Strengthen Community Based Care to minimize health inequalities and improve the integration of vulnerable migrants and refugees into local communities [Mig-HealthCare]
Mig-HealthCare will produce a roadmap to effective community based care models to improve physical and mental health care services, support the inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in ...
Mig-HealthCare will produce a roadmap to effective community based care models to improve physical and mental health care services, support the inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in European communities and reduce health inequalities. Through the roadmap Mig-HealthCare will test implementation feasibility of community based care models in different settings and countries through pilot testing and assessment. Mig-HealthCare responds to all the current Work Program priorities and especially to the ones regarding the creation of innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems and facilitating access to better and safer healthcare services. Mig-HealthCare implements a participatory approach and recognizes differences between refugee/migrant groups and MS. The roadmap and toolbox will include guidelines and tools using ICT technology to reorient health care services to a community level. It will create networks of cooperation on all aspects that influence community health care including mental health and community integration characteristics. The project methodology is participatory and includes focus groups/interviews and surveys with all the target groups (vulnerable migrants/refugees, service providers, local community stakeholders), review of the current state of the art, collection and assessment of best practice, the development of an algorithm & prediction model, pilot implementation and creation of evidence based guidance and recommendations. Mig-HealthCare will: (1) Describe the current physical and mental health profile of vulnerable migrants/refugees including needs, expectations and capacities of service providers (2) Develop a comprehensive roadmap/toolbox for the implementation of community based care models including prediction models, best practice examples, algorithms and tailored made health and mental health materials (3) Pilot test and assess community care models and produce guidance and recommendations.
Start date: 01/05/2017 - End date: 30/06/2020

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2016
Topic: Refugees