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Participatory health research with migrants: opportunities, challenges, and way forwards

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Show simple item record Roura, Maria Dias, Sonia LeMaster, Joseph W. MacFarlane, Anne E. 2021-03-24T10:20:09Z 2021-03-24T10:20:09Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Context: Migration is one of the most politically pressing issues of the 21st century but migrant health remains an under-researched area. The International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR) working group on migration developed this position statement to address opportunities and challenges in relation to migrant health. It aims to contribute to a shift from a deficit model that sees migrants as pas sively affected by policies to their reconceptualization as citizens who are engaged in the co-creation of solutions. Methods: This paper examines the opportunities and challenges posed by the use of PHR with migrants. It draws on a broad literature to provide examples of successful PHR with migrants and highlights critical issues for consideration. Findings: Successful initiatives illustrate the value of engaging migrants in the defini tion of the research agenda, the design and implementation of health interventions, the identification of health-protective factors and the operationalization and vali dation of indicators to monitor progress. Within increasingly super diverse contexts, fragmented community landscapes that are not necessarily constructed along eth nicity traits, inadequate structures of representation, local tensions and operational barriers can hamper meaningful PHR with migrants. Conclusion: For each research context, it is essential to gauge the ‘optimal’ level and type of participation that is more likely to leverage migrants’ empowerment. The development of Monitoring and Evaluation tools and methodological strategies to manage inter-stakeholder discrepancies and knowledge translation gaps are steps in this direction. Patient or public contribution: This paper draws from contributions of migrant popu lations and other stakeholders to policymaking. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health Expectations;
dc.subject community involvement en_US
dc.subject community-based participatory research en_US
dc.subject transients and migrants en_US
dc.title Participatory health research with migrants: opportunities, challenges, and way forwards en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/hex.13201
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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