Das Lehrnetzwerk Migration und Gesundheit: Aus- und Weiterbildung konsolidieren und weiterentwickeln

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  • Amand Führer - , Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Author)
  • Stephanie Taché - , Department of internal Medicine III - Division General Medicine (Author)
  • Henna Riemenschneider - , Department of internal Medicine III - Division General Medicine (Author)
  • Kayvan Bozorgmehr - , Heidelberg University , Bielefeld University (Author)
  • Sonia Diaz-Monsalve - , University of Freiburg (Author)
  • Michael Knipper - , Justus Liebig University Giessen (Author)
  • Claudia Mews - , University of Hamburg (Author)
  • Eva Maria Schwienhorst-Stich - , University of Würzburg (Author)
  • Ute Siebert - , Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Author)
  • Kai Uwe Strelow - , Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Author)
  • Sandra Ziegler - , Heidelberg University  (Author)


Patients with migration history often encounter barriers to accessing healthcare in Germany, which lowers the quality of care available to them and can affect their overall health. These barriers in access to healthcare are due to both adverse health policies and a lack of migration-related – and diversity-sensitive – content in medical and other health profession teaching. Although most healthcare professionals regularly care for patients with individual or generational migration experience in Germany, teaching content relevant to the healthcare of these patients has not yet been anchored in the curriculum. At best, it is taught in the form of electives or other optional courses. To address this gap, the Teaching Network Migration and Health was created with the goal of promoting the development of human rights-based, diversity-sensitive, and equity-oriented curricula at medical and healthcare professions schools. It aims to (1) connect individuals active in teaching and promote the exchange and collaborative development of teaching materials, (2) use this collective knowledge and experience to develop a model course on migration and health, and (3) develop strategies for the longitudinal implementation of this course into the regular medical and other health professional school curricula. These efforts are flanked by evaluative accompanying research. Anyone interested in joining the network is invited to join and strengthen the network by contacting the authors.

Translated title of the contribution
The Migration and Health Teaching Network
consolidating and developing education and training


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1130-1134
Number of pages5
JournalBundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2023

External IDs

PubMed 37737318


Sustainable Development Goals


  • Diversity, Education, Equity, Refugees and Migrants, Teaching, Humans, Curriculum, Educational Status, Schools, Germany, Health Education