Training for the improvement of social and health care intervention skills
The high number of formative activities promoted by the NIHMP have the objective to fill the gap in the qualification of social and health workers about their specific skills when dealing with migrants and with the main tropical, emergent, re-emergent and imported diseases.
Our main commitment is to create an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to the health protection of migrants, asylum seekers, human-trade victims, homeless people and nomads, and to elaborate intervention models aimed at countering poverty-related diseases and at promoting correct and timely access to the Regional Health Services, with due respect for the different cultural identities.
Today, it is essential to enhance the health care workers’ capability to provide social and health care services. This is the reason why the NIHMP carries on training courses with the objective to create education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment paths suited to a multicultural context.
To that end, the NIHMP relies on the proficiency of experts in migration medicine and in poverty-related diseases and acts in close collaboration with the local social and health professionals and workers.
The focal point of the health intervention model of the NIHMP is to track down and carefully analyse the case history of the patients, their risk conditions and possible short- and medium-term interventions, by involving a multicultural staff which includes specific professional figures such as cultural mediators.
In this regard, one of the significant activities of the NIHMP is the training of social and health workers for the detection of the diseases and the particular conditions affecting victims of torture (who can apply for the recognition of refugee status) and for the collection of their anamnestic data.