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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Health and Migrations in the European Union [H&M-EU]
The project aims to:
improve the knowledge about the health status of immigrants coming from third countries, and its health determinants considering: demographic dynamics of migratory processes and ...
The project aims to:
improve the knowledge about the health status of immigrants coming from third countries, and its health determinants considering: demographic dynamics of migratory processes and their impacts, the specific political and legal frameworks at the national and international levels;
identify best practices about immigrants’ access to healthcare (including health promotion, prevention and healthcare services);
contribute to the definition of health policies and strategies that could be implemented both at the EU and Member State level, aiming at better migrants’ integration.
Start date: 01/01/2007 - End date: 01/01/2008
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Geriatric study in Europe on health effects of air quality in nursing homes. [GERIE]
The main long-term purpose of the GERIE study is to improve the health of elderly people who permanently reside in nursing homes or of those who are exposed to indoor air pollution (IAP) because of re...
The main long-term purpose of the GERIE study is to improve the health of elderly people who permanently reside in nursing homes or of those who are exposed to indoor air pollution (IAP) because of reduced mobility. The GERIE study aims to: (1) measure air quality and thermal conditions in nursing homes; (2) assess
cardiorespiratory health effects of IAP and thermal conditions in nursing home elderly residents (> 70 years), in eight European countries with contrasting lifestyles.
Start date: 01/01/2008 - End date: 01/01/2012
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Assisting migrants and communities:Analysis of social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities [AMAC]
The strategic objective of the project is to improve the health of migrants and communities affected by migration and, therefore, to tackle existing health gaps. The project’s goal is to enhance the...
The strategic objective of the project is to improve the health of migrants and communities affected by migration and, therefore, to tackle existing health gaps. The project’s goal is to enhance the understanding of the complex relationship between health and population mobility.
1) Follow-up and build on recent European initiatives in migration health. In particular, the project will take into consideration the migration health-related conferences and consultations of 2007 and develop synergies with European-level migration health projects currently being implemented.
2) Create a forum for discussions among experts on health and migration. The project seeks to bring together academics, national authorities, representatives of international organizations and NGOs and enable them to exchange their expertise, to discuss concrete cases, identify best practices and draft policy recommendations. The participants will also identify areas in which more data needs to be collected and analysed as well as areas where more research needs to be conducted.
3) Enable EU Member States to learn from each others’ practices and foster dialog among academic institutions, multiple stakeholders in governments, the European Commission, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The project seeks to encourage these multidisciplinary stakeholders to develop action points for integrating the project’s recommendations into health and related strategies at the national and EU levels. This widened involvement will support a multi-pronged approach beyond the traditional target audience of health professionals.
4) Disseminate widely the final report of the workshop results and consultation conclusions to key stakeholders for migration health issues.
Start date: 01/02/2008 - End date: 01/12/2009

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)