Newsletter Summer 2018

H4ighlights

HUS Utrecht joins H4i

Primary care organisation HUS (Huisartsen Utrecht Stad) has become member of the network Healthcare for internationals. HUS is a cooperation of GP’s in the city of Utrecht. A number of practices in the city have joined a project, started bij HUS and H4i to better meet the needs and expectations of internationals. The focus of this project also includes refugees that have been awarded residency in Utrecht. This group faces problems similar to those of other internationals but in many cases also have special healthcare needs due to the trauma’s they suffered as a refugee. Low litteracy and limited health skills sometimes demand another approach.

SGE international runs health check pilot

Following research in the international community which we reported about in our december newsletter, SGE and H4i discussed with internationals how their needs for a broad range of preventive healthcare services could best be met. In a dialogue with a few dozen internationals various initiatives were identified aimed at improving health, fitness and well being of internationals. In one specific pilot 30 internationals will undergo a comprehensive health check by a physician, fysiotherapist, dietician and nurse practioner mental health. Purpose of this pilot is to learn to what extent this service will meet the needs of internationals and if it can be integrated as a regular service of SGE international. Read more…

 

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ABN AMRO bank continues support of H4i

ABN AMRO is continuing its support of H4i. They are specifically supporting the development of a H4i information platform that will provide internationals detailed information about health and healthcare in the Netherlands.  Read more….

First training culture sensitive perinatal healthcare

In March a first group of professionals in perinatal and youth healthcare started the training program developed by H4i partner KIT. Professionals of H4i members SGE, midwifery practice Eindhoven, VDA Maternity care and ZuidZorg youth health care attended a first day and will return for a follow-up later this year. The training is part of a project of these providers to be able to better meet the needs of internationals in the region Eindhoven. The project started a year and a half ago with a dialogue with young international women that were expecting or just gave birth to a child. In October of this year internationals will be invited again to give feedback on what has been delivered so far.

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