National intercultural health strategy update March 2011

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126004
Title:
National intercultural health strategy update March 2011
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
29-Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126004
Language:
en
Description:
These updates are produced twice yearly as part of our commitment to keep all interested people informed of progress made in implementation of the National Intercultural Health Strategy (NIHS). During the last few months, work has progressed quietly on progressing strategy recommendations. The loss of key Social Inclusion staff during this period has meant some reorganization – both of our own Social Inclusion workloads and in respect of the positioning of Social Inclusion within the HSE itself. Social Inclusion, as a Care Group, is now linked into Primary Care. This offers opportunity for synergies with Primary Care colleagues around common aims and processes. While the Voluntary Retirement and Redundancy schemes led to us losing many valued colleagues across the HSE, it is important to acknowledge the special contribution made by Alice O’Flynn and Fiona Hardy in tirelessly supporting implementation of the strategy. Their practical input and strategic expertise will be much missed. The loss of staff has made it even more necessary to work with colleagues across all sectors in harnessing skills and collaborating towards agreed goals. Partnership working with the community, voluntary and statutory sectors is critical in reducing health inequalities and achieving aims of the NIHS. The HSE National Service Plan for 2011 contains commitments towards continuing implementation of the NHIS. Key result areas that are listed in the plan and that must be reported on a quarterly basis include expansion of the ethnic identifier into core datasets as well as provision of support for staff in building cultural competence and helping service users from diverse ethnic and cultural groups to access health services optimally. Renewed efforts are underway in these areas, with use of an ethnic identifier a core criterion in all projects planned or supported via Social Inclusion. The importance of an Ethnic Identifier in planning and improving health services will continue to be emphasized throughout the HSE. Efforts around progressing implementation are guided by the HSE Governance Group on Intercultural Health. National and regional input to this group helps to ensure that agreed priorities are acted upon consistently across the country. This newsletter is one means of continuing engagement with all stakeholders in the broad area of Intercultural health. Your ideas, input and feedback are very important in maintaining a meaningful engagement and in ensuring that implementation of recommendations of the NHIS continues effectively and in line with principles of collaboration, responsiveness and participation. Please send comments to diane.nurse@hse.ie or socialinclusion@hse.ie
Keywords:
HEALTH PROMOTION; CULTURAL IDENTITY; SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Local subject classification:
INTERCULTURAL HEALTH; SOCIAL INCLUSION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T10:53:58Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-29T10:53:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-29T10:53:58Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126004-
dc.descriptionThese updates are produced twice yearly as part of our commitment to keep all interested people informed of progress made in implementation of the National Intercultural Health Strategy (NIHS). During the last few months, work has progressed quietly on progressing strategy recommendations. The loss of key Social Inclusion staff during this period has meant some reorganization – both of our own Social Inclusion workloads and in respect of the positioning of Social Inclusion within the HSE itself. Social Inclusion, as a Care Group, is now linked into Primary Care. This offers opportunity for synergies with Primary Care colleagues around common aims and processes. While the Voluntary Retirement and Redundancy schemes led to us losing many valued colleagues across the HSE, it is important to acknowledge the special contribution made by Alice O’Flynn and Fiona Hardy in tirelessly supporting implementation of the strategy. Their practical input and strategic expertise will be much missed. The loss of staff has made it even more necessary to work with colleagues across all sectors in harnessing skills and collaborating towards agreed goals. Partnership working with the community, voluntary and statutory sectors is critical in reducing health inequalities and achieving aims of the NIHS. The HSE National Service Plan for 2011 contains commitments towards continuing implementation of the NHIS. Key result areas that are listed in the plan and that must be reported on a quarterly basis include expansion of the ethnic identifier into core datasets as well as provision of support for staff in building cultural competence and helping service users from diverse ethnic and cultural groups to access health services optimally. Renewed efforts are underway in these areas, with use of an ethnic identifier a core criterion in all projects planned or supported via Social Inclusion. The importance of an Ethnic Identifier in planning and improving health services will continue to be emphasized throughout the HSE. Efforts around progressing implementation are guided by the HSE Governance Group on Intercultural Health. National and regional input to this group helps to ensure that agreed priorities are acted upon consistently across the country. This newsletter is one means of continuing engagement with all stakeholders in the broad area of Intercultural health. Your ideas, input and feedback are very important in maintaining a meaningful engagement and in ensuring that implementation of recommendations of the NHIS continues effectively and in line with principles of collaboration, responsiveness and participation. Please send comments to diane.nurse@hse.ie or socialinclusion@hse.ieen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen
dc.subjectCULTURAL IDENTITYen
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen
dc.subject.otherINTERCULTURAL HEALTHen
dc.subject.otherSOCIAL INCLUSIONen
dc.titleNational intercultural health strategy update March 2011en
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