The Asthma Society of Ireland, in collaboration with HSE Social Inclusion South East Community Healthcare and Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, are launching their Asthma Education Inclusion project, providing culturally appropriate, literacy friendly resources and materials for Roma, Refugees, people Seeking International Protection and the Traveller community.
The aim of this project is to develop literacy friendly information resources to support intercultural health workers and healthcare professionals to communicate key messages relating to asthma to their client groups.
These comprehensive resources will be shared with intercultural health workers and healthcare professionals, working with these communities. They will include both materials which intercultural health workers can provide directly to members of the communities and resources to educate the health workers themselves.
As part of this launch, The Asthma Society are hosting a webinar event on Wednesday, 20th January at 5:30pm, featuring Ruth Morrow, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Suzanne Nolan, HSE Regional Roma Health Lead, Alex Petrovics, Wexford Roma Community Inclusion Programme Lead, Ovidiu Matiut Supervisor of the Intercultural Health Hub in Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Services and Mary Brigid Collins, Assistant Coordinator Pavee Point Traveller Primary Health Care Project.
The aim of this webinar is to demonstrate and promote these newly developed health education resources, to equip intercultural health workers and healthcare professionals with the knowledge and materials to assist with asthma education with their client groups.
The free event will take place on Zoom.