Research on migration and public health has become a topic of interest and concern in Switzerland since the 1990s. Migrant health has been approached from various perspectives, in different disciplines and by methods of investigation from medical and epidemiological viewpoints. They include investigation into the causes and population distribution of health-related conditions and sociological perspectives dealing with opportunity and equal access to health structures for the migrant population. Moving from differing perceptions of health, this theoretical and empirical driven research aims at concurring in finding solutions for different stocks with diverse origins of migrant population in Switzerland (e.g. labour migrants, former guest workers, undocumented migrants and asylum seekers). The ongoing migrant ageing process, its structural environment and access to resources adds additional challenges for research and integration practices including access to health services. This report moves from the questions and related findings of the questionnaire for the Health Strand of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) 2015. The questionnaire aims at reflecting on the whole situation concerning migrant health policies in Switzerland, but it focuses particularly on the German and French speaking Canton of Bern and Vaud as representative of some regional varieties between the different Swiss cantons in terms of access of and opportunities for migrant health services. After a short presentation of the past and present Swiss migration landscape and the national health system, the four main sections follows suit the structure of the health strand of the MIPEX survey. They describe the different entitlement to health services and those migrant categories concerned, the adopted policies to facilitate access and the responsiveness of the Swiss health services to diversity. Finally, a listing of possible measures to achieve change in provision of health services to migrants and asylum seekers in Switzerland is introduced.

Ruspini, P., & Kaya, B. (2017). Country Report Switzerland. In David Ingleby (a cura di), MIPEX Health Strand (pp. 1-27). Bruxelles : IOM.

Country Report Switzerland

Ruspini P;
2017

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Research on migration and public health has become a topic of interest and concern in Switzerland since the 1990s. Migrant health has been approached from various perspectives, in different disciplines and by methods of investigation from medical and epidemiological viewpoints. They include investigation into the causes and population distribution of health-related conditions and sociological perspectives dealing with opportunity and equal access to health structures for the migrant population. Moving from differing perceptions of health, this theoretical and empirical driven research aims at concurring in finding solutions for different stocks with diverse origins of migrant population in Switzerland (e.g. labour migrants, former guest workers, undocumented migrants and asylum seekers). The ongoing migrant ageing process, its structural environment and access to resources adds additional challenges for research and integration practices including access to health services. This report moves from the questions and related findings of the questionnaire for the Health Strand of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) 2015. The questionnaire aims at reflecting on the whole situation concerning migrant health policies in Switzerland, but it focuses particularly on the German and French speaking Canton of Bern and Vaud as representative of some regional varieties between the different Swiss cantons in terms of access of and opportunities for migrant health services. After a short presentation of the past and present Swiss migration landscape and the national health system, the four main sections follows suit the structure of the health strand of the MIPEX survey. They describe the different entitlement to health services and those migrant categories concerned, the adopted policies to facilitate access and the responsiveness of the Swiss health services to diversity. Finally, a listing of possible measures to achieve change in provision of health services to migrants and asylum seekers in Switzerland is introduced.
Ruspini, P., & Kaya, B. (2017). Country Report Switzerland. In David Ingleby (a cura di), MIPEX Health Strand (pp. 1-27). Bruxelles : IOM.
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