An institute for multicultural health care meets a great need: a national movement to give people the care that suits them
I want to meet this need with the Institute for Multicultural Care. In my opinion, appropriate care is care that is provided by people with a background that is accessible to the target group.
I notice that there is a great demand for care that really reaches the multicultural target group. Municipalities are increasingly seeing that it is not good enough to link their welfare and care offerings to the living environment of people in multicultural neighborhoods. This does not only concern youth care, but also, for example, care for the elderly and care for the disabled.
The demand for expertise for appropriate care is so great that I want to set up an institution that meets this demand. This institute is at the start of a national movement in healthcare. The ultimate goal is that all people in the Netherlands receive appropriate care. To this end, all care institutions in the Netherlands must be equipped to make contact with the multicultural target group and to gain insight into its problems.
The institute provides knowledge, implementation power and training for professionals
1. Creating and sharing knowledge
Scientifically based knowledge about the target group, which is created through research in the neighborhood
2. Delivering implementation power
Implementation power provided by one of the Institute's Strategic Advisors. These advisers guide existing care organizations in creating an offer of multicultural care. They pay attention to policy, recruitment and training, among other things.
3. Training for professionals
A range of workshops and training courses for professionals. In this way they can learn to connect with the target group and deliver the care they need. These courses are suitable for organizations that are a bit further away, or who first want to get a more accessible idea of what this movement can mean for them.
The institute empowers people through knowledge sharing, implementation and training. This applies to both professionals and clients.
Directors of municipalities, health insurers and healthcare institutions