Research Project

TF MED – Task force migration, equity and diversity

Funded by: WHO’s International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services (HPH)

Coordinator: Antonio Chiarenza (Health Authority of Reggio Emilia)

Duration: 2016 – 2020

Abstract: The TF Migration, Equity & Diversity is established within the international HPH network with a specific mandate for coordination assigned to the HPH regional network of Emilia-Romagna (Italy) by the General Assembly and the Governance Board of the international HPH network. The provider is the Health Authority of Reggio Emilia, responsible for the Coordinating Centre of the regional HPH network of Emilia Romagna.

The Task Force on Migration, Equity & Diversity (TF MED) was established in December 2016 within the international network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services (HPH). It is continuing the work carried out by the Task Force on Migrant Friendly & Culturally Competent Healthcare (TF MFCCH 2005-2016), which was a successor to the Migrant Friendly Hospitals project (MFH 2002-2004).

The purpose of the TF MED is to support member organisations in developing policies, systems and competences for the provision and delivery of accessible health care to patients from diverse populations. To this end, a set of Standards for Equity in health care were developed by the TF MFCCH and pilot tested in several countries. The new TF MED aims at developing strategies to ensure the effective implementation of the Standards for Equity and the identification and sharing of good practices and innovative ideas.

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