Last January the Healthy Diversity partnership met again in Copenhagen for a transnational meeting that also offered the chance to discuss two of the Danish good practices with the real protagonists.
On the first day, Naveed Baig, academician and imam, illustrated the activities and the mission of the Ethnic resource-team, which consists of twenty people of different age and with different ethnic and religious background, who provide interpretation and cultural mediation services in hospitals of the Danish Capital Region. They are selected according to language and soft skills, experience and specific competencies in crisis psychology and counselling.
The second good practice, the Neighbourhood Mothers, was presented by Laura Yde, who shared the local experience of this mainly volunteer project aimed at creating a bridge system between women and communities and public authorities. The team in Copenhagen mostly works with mothers whom public agencies do not find easy to engage with (especially from migration background and/or in disadvantaged districts). Thanks to the project they receive training and are then expected to engage other women, becoming a sort of focal points on the territory.
For the other good practices identified and analysed as part of the project activity in the six partner countries, we invite you to explore the Good Practice Collection consisting of:
- A Collection of Good Practices from the healthcare sector around Europe, offering short and overview introductions to 20 different good practice examples, as collected by the project partners from various types of healthcare institutions.
- The Healthy Diversity Assessment Tool for implementation and self-assessment of projects and new efforts aimed at the improvement of diversity management and intercultural communication and competence in the healthcare sector. It provides and guides a step-by-step development and analysis process, which ensures the necessary consistency between aims, objectives, target group requirements, methods and follow-up assessments of results, effect and impact. Thus, the Assessment Tool presents concrete examples on how to be exact in the formulation of all stages in the overall chain from implementation to final results and evidence of impact in accordance with success indicators. For further illustration of the functioning, the Assessment Tool presents concrete examples of European good practices from the healthcare sector, as reviewed and analyzed by the tool.
- A Catalogue of legal frameworks for diversity promoting healthcare services, as placed in the intersection between health policies and integration policies within the partner countries.