Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration
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Forced migration has yet to be sufficiently addressed from the perspective of health policy and systems research, resulting in limited knowledge on system‐level interventions and policies to improve the health of forced migrants. The contributions within this edited volume seek to rectify this gap in the literature by compiling the existing knowledge on health systems and health policy responses to forced migration with a focus on asylum seekers, refugees, and internally displaced people. It also brings together the work of research communities from the fields of political science, epidemiology, health sciences, economics, psychology, and sociology to push the knowledge frontier of health research in the area of forced migration towards health policy and systems-level interventions, while also framing potential routes for further research in this area.
Among the analyses within the chapters:
- The political economy of health and forced migration in Europe
- Innovative humanitarian health financing for refugees
- Understanding the resilience of health systems
- Health security in the context of forced migration
- Discrimination as a health systems response to forced migration
Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration offers unique and interdisciplinary theoretical, empirical, and literature-based perspectives that apply a health policy and systems approach to health and healthcare challenges among forced migrants. It will find an engaged audience among policy makers and analysts, international organizations, scholars in academia, think tanks, and students in undergraduate programs or at the graduate level, for policy, practice, and educational purposes.
Addresses forced migration as a phenomenon of global importance
Applies a health-systems lens to forced migration
Presents an interdisciplinary perspective bridging disciplinary divides
Serves as a unique resource summarizing knowledge on health systems performance and challenges in the context of forced migration
Lays the foundations for future research on health policy and systems responses to forced migration
Bayard Roberts, PhD, MPH, is professor in Health Systems and Policy with the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Roberts also is head of the Department for Health Services Research and Policy as well as co-director for the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions. He has been co-editor-in-chief of the BMC journal Conflict and Health since 2012, and an honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health in the United Kingdom since 2015.
Oliver Razum, MD, MSc, is full professor and dean as well as head of the Department of Epidemiology and International Public Health at Bielefeld University School of Public Health in Germany.
Louise Biddle, MSc, is study coordinator for the research project RESPOND in the Department of General Practice and Health Services Research at University Hospital Heidelberg in Germany. Ms. Biddle also is a PhD candidate at Heidelberg University.
"The intended audience is policy makers, policy analysts, front line workers, academics, think tank members, and students. The book meets the needs of this audience. ... Many health systems and health policy books exist but none address forced migration using these concepts as the framework." (Carole A. Kenner, Doody's Book Reviews, July 10, 2020)