Re-Health

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 at 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, and aims at achieving the following specific objectives:
  1. Establish links between key reception areas and the health systems in the target countries;
  2. Make use of the established Personal Health Record (PHR) and the accompanying Handbook for Health Professionals (HPs) to evaluate the health status and needs of arriving refugees and migrants;
  3. Ensure that health assessments and preventive measures are implemented, taking into account the needs of children and other vulnerable groups;
  4. Ensure that data initially collected through the PHR is stored in a database so that it is available at transit and destination countries. 

For more information see the project's Infosheet and poster.

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.

The public deliverables of the Re-Health project can be found here.


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