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The MIPEX Health strand: a longitudinal, mixedmethods survey of policies on migrant health in 38 countries

Abstract 
 
Background Within health systems, equity between migrants and native-born citizens is still a long way from being achieved. Benchmarking the equitability of policies on migrant health is essential for monitoring progress and identifying positive and negative aspects of national policies. For this purpose, the 2015 round of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) was expanded to include a strand on health, in a collaborative project carried out between 2013 and 2017 in 38 countries. 
 

Assisted Voluntary Return for Vulnerable Persons VI

The overall objective of the project is to ensure the sustainability of assisted voluntary returns from Lithuania by assisting vulnerable returnees tailored to their specific needs in returning to their countries of origin. For the purpose of this project vulnerable migrants shall be defined as the following: • persons with health problems; • victims of human trafficking; • pregnant women; • single parents (father or mother returning alone with their child/children); • large families (with three and more children); • elderly persons (from 60 years on); • unaccompanied minors.

Facilitating Refugee Resettlement to Lithuania

This project is intended to provide comprehensive resettlement services to those refugees identified by the Government of Lithuania for resettlement to Lithuania in 2016 and 2017. Resettlement will take place from Turkey. The Migration department under the Ministry of the Interior (MD), in coordination with UNHCR, will be responsible for the selection of refugees from the files submitted by the UNHCR. The interviews will take place in the premises of the Embassy of Lithuania in Turkey.

Innovative Development of Intercultural Competences for Police Officers (IDIC)

This project aims to change the current situation by building and/or strengthening the intercultural capacity of specialists working in the police or migration departments with third countries nationals (TCN’s). In pursuit of this objective, IOM Vilnius Office will initiate a two-stage learning process (16 academic hours) for the target group of specialists: 1. An e-learning program having 2 theoretical modules: a) Legal aspects of residence of TCN’s in Lithuania (International and EU conventions, National legislation); b) Cultural aspects of specific ethno-geographical zones; and 2.

Migration health: Better health for all in Europe

The Assisting Migrants and Communities (AMAC): Analysis of Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities has been an initiative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), implemented with the support of the European Commission’s Health Programme and the Office of the Portuguese High Commissioner for Health, which has contributed to recent efforts to tackle health inequalities in relation to migration in Europe.
 

Maternal and child healthcare for immigrant populations

Migration represents a great opportunity for the European Union. It counteracts the demographic ageing and enhances Europe’s economic potential by meeting the needs of an increasingly demanding labour market and by contributing to socio-cultural enrichment. A holistic and sensitive policy framework needs to be developed in order to provide quality health care to migrant mothers and their children.

Cultural Competence and Training in Mental Health Practice in Europe: Strategies to Implement Competence and Empower Practitioners

The achievement of good mental health levels is important for the economic and social welfare of a society. Due to the circumstances surrounding the migration process, migrant populations have been found to disproportionately face mental health problems when compared to host populations. On the other hand, in today’s EU multicultural societies, mental health care approaches are often ineffective, resulting in major disparities especially affecting migrant populations.

Cultural Competence and Training in Mental Health Practice in Europe: Strategies to Implement Competence and Empower Practitioners

This paper aims to highlight the common denominator of cultural training demands and responses of mental health professionals, regardess of the healthcare system, the Europen country of the migrant community concerned, as well as the basic elements to efficiently implement cultural competency within the mental healthcare setting. 

Migration and the right to health in Europe

The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the European legal framework governing migration and health. At the outset, it must be noted that there is a large percentage of European migration that is, in fact, intra-European migration. For EU nationals residing outside of their countries of origin there are numerous challenges that must be overcome in order to realize the right to health. While there is a substantial legal framework in place in the EU to address these challenges, it will not be the focus of this paper.