On behalf of the CARDET team, we would like to invite you to participate to our workshop on Health Literacy and the Community Health Educator (CHE) Model. If you are a health care provider, or social worker of any type living in Cyprus, this workshop is a great opportunity for you, as you will be introduced to a new model of health education.

What is MEET?

The main aim of the project is to propose actions aimed at reducing inequities including targeted health promotion and health literacy initiatives and best practice exchange between communities and health organisations. The project also aims at strengthening the recognition of diversity and multiculturalism in health promotion practice that includes the recognition of the needs to improve competences in the health care services on migration issues.
In the project- ‘MEET - Meeting the health literacy needs of immigrant populations’, the Community Health Educator (CHE) model is introduced and adopted as an empowering health promotion model to tackle health literacy in each partner's country. This model requires the participation of members of migrant and minority ethnic (MME) communities who will be recruited and trained in the delivery of health promotion initiatives that address different health literacy found in MME communities.
The above aims could best be achieved through adapting and developing an innovative CHE model in which programmes of community and professional development in social and health service providers are working in parallel. The term 'Model' means a service or health promotion intervention model. It outlines how a CHE ‘community health educator' service should be run or an intervention project should be constructed to achieve their goals. The model was originated in the United Kingdom in 1990 and it has been developed between 1990 and 2012 through a series of participatory research projects supported by the National Health Service in the U.K.

How do participants benefit from this course?

Participants that will be selected for the workshop will have the opportunity to learn about new concepts in health literacy, as well as opportunities for new experiences in providing health services. Specifically, trainers and health care providers will become familiar with the new model and will have the opportunity to adopt health literacy practices in their own workspace. Migrants that live in Cyprus will gain valuable knowledge on health issues and ways of dealing with those. Certificates will also be given to all participants.
Please note that all information you provide will be confidential and will not be shared under any circumstances. If you are interested in participating at the health literacy workshop, please complete the Participation Form.
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