THE DETECTION, TRANSCRIPTION, AND ANALYSIS OF INEQUALITIES TO HEALTHCARE ACCESS FOR IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN GREECE

Abstract: 

Background: Inequalities in health constitute a complex healthcare and social problem, connected to the fundamental human rights and intertwined with matters of public health and social integration. In recent years, with increasing population mobility, new elements of healthcare inequalities emerged, in connection with the difficulties that migrants face in accessing healthcare services in their new country of residence as well as the quality of those services provided. EU authorities have detected the problem and stressed the need for national policies to address it.

Aim:

  1. Detection, record and analysis of the restrictions on healthcare access and quality for migrants in Greece.
  2. Review of European policies regarding the combat of inequalities in healthcare provision and the best practices implemented in other EU countries.
  3. Proposals for improvement, compatible to Greek healthcare system's particularities migrants' needs.
  4. Diffusion of information material to migrants in order to be aware about health services access and their rights.

Workpackages:

  1. Literature Review.
  2. Database regarding the current use of health services by migrants in Greece.
  3. Data collection and results.

Proposals and actions to overcome the inequalities in immigrants' access to health services:

  1. recommendations to governmental organizations and NGOs,
  2. dissemination of study results to migrants through Information Leaflets, a Web-page and Information kiosks providing all the necessary information about health services access.

Results:

  1. Measurement of the inequalities in healthcare access faced by immigrants.
  2. Proposals for the improvement of access and the enhancement of quality of healthcare services offered to migrants.
  3. Production of information material that will foster better access of migrants to health services.
  4. Improvement of immigrants' health and the positive effects will have to employment.

Project info

Acronym:
IHAIG
Scientific Coordinator:
Liaropoulos Lycourgos
Research Team 2 Leader:
Kaitelidou Dafni
Research Team 3 Leader:
Economou Charalampos
Research Team 4 Leader:
Bellali Thalia

Stats

I.D.:
1049
Mis:
377228
Duration (months):
44
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΘΗ9-ΕΥΡ

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