Resources for Intercultural Health

Ethnic Equality Monitoring

A range of resources have been developed to support services users, staff, health service managers, clinicians, researchers and others to implement Ethnic Equality Monitoring in health services:

An online training programme First Steps in Ethnic Equality Monitoring (accessible on 

A Guide for Staff to aid service users to self identify their ethnic group, religion and country of birth and language spoken at home.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Support Implementation of Ethnic Equality Monitoring in health services is currently in development.

Research and Reports

Migrant Integration Policy Index- Health Strand- Country Report Ireland.

The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique tool which measures policies to integrate migrants in all EU Member States, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA. 

The International Organization for Migration, the Migration Policy Group and the research network ADAPT (COST Action IS1103, "Adapting European health systems to diversity") workеd together to enrich the 2015 edition of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) with a new strand on health.

Report on the Asthma Society's 2016 Outreach Programme for Socially Excluded Groups

Second National Intercultural Health Strategy 2018-2023

Multilingual Resources

Lost in Translation? Good Practice Guidelines for HSE Staff in Planning, Managing and Assuring Quality Translations of Health Related Material into Other Languages

The Emergency Multilingual Aid was developed to assist staff in hospitals or community settings and is intended for use prior to requesting the services of an interpreter. 

Guidelines for Communication in Cross-Cultural General Practice 

Health Services Intercultural Guide: Responding to the needs of diverse religious communities and cultures in healthcare settings

Guidance for providers of health and social care services: Communicating in plain English