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Description of the TASK FORCE on MED

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HPH Task Force - Migration, Equity & Diversity

The Task Force on Migration, Equity & Diversity (TF MED) was established in December 2016 within the international network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services (HPH). It is continuing the work carried out by the Task Force on Migrant Friendly & Culturally Competent Healthcare (TF MFCCH 2005-2016), which was a successor to the Migrant Friendly Hospitals project (MFH 2002-2004).

The purpose of the TF MED is to support member organisations in developing policies, systems and competences for the provision and delivery of accessible health care to patients from diverse populations. To this end, a set of Standards for Equity in health care were developed by the TF MFCCH and pilot tested in several countries. The new TF MED aims at developing strategies to ensure the effective implementation of the Standards for Equity and the identification and sharing of good practices and innovative ideas.

During the last four years the TF has worked on a project aimed at developing a comprehensive framework for measuring and monitoring the capacity of health care organisations to improve accessibility and quality of care for migrants and other vulnerable groups.

To this end a set of Standards for Equity in health care were developed and pilot tested in several countries