17.18 Increasing the Availability of Quality Policy Data on Migrant Health in Europe
The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health strand is a questionnaire designed to supplement the existing seven strands of the MIPEX, which monitors policies affecting migrant integration in 38 different countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Oceania. The Health strand questionnaire is based on a consultation process which involved researchers, IGOs, NGOs and a wide range of specialists in health care for migrants. The questionnaire measures the equitability of policies relating to four issues: Migrants’ entitlements to health services; Accessibility of health services for migrants; Responsiveness to migrants’ needs; and Measures to achieve change . The project is a EC funded collaboration of IOM, the Migrant Policy Group and COST Action IS103 ‘Adapting European health services to diversity’.