In line with DECISION No 1082/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on serious cross-border threats to health and repealing Decision No 2119/98/EC, the action’s overarching goal is to contribute to improving the capacity of EU Member States (MS) under particular migratory pressure to address the health-related issues of arriving migrants while responding to cross-border health events and strengthening epidemiological surveillance, monitoring, and early warning, including preparedness, response planning, and coordination of national policies.
The RE-HEALTH action aims to contribute to improving the capacity of EU Member States under particular migratory pressure to address the health-related issues of migrants arriving at key reception areas, while preventing and addressing possible communicable diseases and cross-border health events. The project is sub-divided into three key actions: electronic health database, exploratory phase, and implementation of the personal health record.
|Electronic Health Database||Exploratory phase||Implementation of the Personal Health Record|
|The aim of the online health database is threefold: to enhance knowledge amongst stakeholders about refugees’ and migrants’ health needs; to ensure that migrant health assessment records are available at transit and destination countries; and to strengthen national and cross-border disease surveillance and response capacities.||During the exploratory phase, consultative process involving a wide range of stakeholders are set up to establishing links between key reception areas and the health system. In addition, exploratory missions are organised to take stock of the actual situation and select appropriate project implementation sites.||The implementation of the Personal Health Record (PHR), and accompanying Handbook for HPs, promotes a systematic assessment of the health of arriving migrants. It seeks to ensure that health assessment and preventive measures are provided to all (including vulnerable groups) via the employment of health mediators/interpreters and via health promotion activities.|