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MyHealth and Mig-HealthCare

Launch of two 3-year projects responding to the call under the EU Health Programme, Migrants' health: best practices in care provision for vulnerable migrants and refugees

3 May 2017

The joint kick-off meeting is taking place today in Luxembourg.

MyHealth aims to improve healthcare access for vulnerable migrants and refugees, in particular women and unaccompanied minors, who have recently arrived in Europe. To this end the project partners, which include Universities, research institutes and charities from seven EU countries, will develop and implement models to engage vulnerable migrants and refugees in their health through community empowerment and learning.

Mig-HealthCare brings together 14 partners from Universities, national authorities and NGOs in 10 EU countries, to 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. The project will include testing the feasibility of community-based care models in different settings and countries.

Migrants health The project coordinators and work package leaders will present the main objectives of their respective projects, an outline of the planned activities and the expected results. The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) will inform about the administrative, financial, and reporting of the project grants, and there will be opportunities for networking, collaboration and sharing knowledge.