The project MEET - Meeting the health literacy needs of immigrant populations was launched in October 2013 and it is expected to be completed by the end of September 2015. It involves partners from different starting-points on health promotion and different immigration contexts to introduce the Community Health Educator Model (CHE) awarded in 2000 by the British Ministry of Health and adopted by many health districts in the UK.
Building the capacity of lay people with a migrant background as Community Health Educators who then can resource and support other community members in developing their own capacities for tackling health issues is an essential part of the community development approach. The CHE model aims to raise awareness of particular health issues and bringing about behavioral changes among members of their communities.
- Oxfam Italia
- Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)
- Research in Innovation and Transformation (RITA)
- Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology (CARDET)
- Verein Multikulturell
- University of Valencia
The project MEET aims to strengthen the recognition of diversity and multiculturalism and include migration-related competences in the health care services by adapting and developing an innovative community health education model and a professional development programme for social and health service providers.
Dissemination and exploitation will take place throughout the 2 years of the project, both at national and European levels. In order to ensure adequate and substantial dissemination of information both to stakeholders and the general public, there will be a number of focused Publicity and Information actions: