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1. Elaboration of the research framework

Within the context of the elaboration of the research framework, the Project Promoter defined the theoretical and research guidelines, the methodological requirements, as well as the fieldwork specifications of the project. Research guidelines and priorities were set out by the literature review and secondary sources of data available for surveying health conditions, demand and need among migrant population and native born population.

The research framework was discussed in detail in the kick-off meeting held in Athens (14-15 February 2016).

2. Fieldwork

The Project Promoter, in cooperation with the Expert Panel (EP) and the fieldwork agency (Metron Analysis), have conducted in the period April – July 2016 a survey among migrant population and native born population in major cities in Greece in order to:

  1. Provide evidence of migrants’ health status (mental health and physical chronic conditions), health care utilization and access to health services (unmet need)

  2. Identify barriers to access and utilization of health services among migrants (Language, Religion, Culture)

  3. Compare migrant health status and care needs with native born population health status and care needs.

3. Organization and implementation of Mid-term Workshop

The Mid-term Workshop was held in Norway in November 8-9, 2016, with the contribution of members of the Expert Panel (EP). The aim of the Mid-term Workshop was to bring together the collaborating partners and the Expert Panel in order to discuss the fieldwork results, and propose the optimal analytical strategy for the exploitation of data.

4. Analysis of survey results

Based on the outcome of workshop discussions, survey results will be analyzed with the application of the most rigorous techniques in data analysis in order to:

  1. Provide evidence of migrants’ health status (mental health and physical chronic conditions), health care utilization and access to health services (unmet need)

  2. Identify barriers to access and utilization of health services among migrants (Language, Religion, Culture)

  3. Compare migrant health status and care needs with native born population health status and care needs.

  4. Produce a comprehensive measurement model for migrant health.

5. Dissemination Activities of the project results/outcomes

Throughout the duration of the project, the Project Promoter will be responsible for the dissemination of information about the project to the academia, the research community, the health policy stakeholders and the wider public. Dissemination will be achieved through EKKE newsletters, social media and public announcements of the final conference planned to be held in Athens.

6. Development and strengthening of Bilateral Cooperation

The Bilateral Cooperation between the two contracting parties will be developed and further enhanced through the mutual investigation of future collaborative work under relevant EU-calls and other calls of interest, beyond the aims and scopes of the particular project. The bilateral exchange of knowledge and expertise on behalf of the Project Partner, was implemented through the organization of a seminar on advanced methods of social statistics, held at the NTNU in November 10 & 11, 2016. 

 

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