Better health for all in Europe: Developing a migrant sensitive health workforce

Author/s:
María-Teresa Gijón-Sánchez, Sandra Pinzón-Pulido, Riitta-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken, Jacqueline Weekers, Daniel López Acuña, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, María-José Peiro

Year:
2010

Language:
English

Publication Type:
Scientific reports (Journal)
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Migration movements in Europe have increased in both size and diversity and have created the need to enhance the effectiveness of health systems by adapting them to today’s multicultural and multiethnic societies. Such a transformation cannot take place without a public health workforce that supports and delivers accessible, culturally appropriate, equitable and competent care. Governments and health care and training providers in the European Union have a critical role to play in reorienting the competencies of a public health workforce to improve the health of all people in a diverse Europe.

Publisher: 
European Commission Health Programme