Improving diversity sensitivity in health care - training for health professionals

The project aims to respond to the health challenges of an increasingly diverse European population by improving the health professional’s ability to deliver diversity sensitive healthcare and tackling health inequalities between ethnic groups. The project is funded by EIT Health and will be implemented in the period Januar 1st – December 31st 2020.

The ambition of the IMPRODISE project is to develop and implement excellent training in diversity competence for both medical students, teachers and health professionals. A core element is strengthening diversity sensitive communication in patients-physician encounter by improving awareness, knowledge and practical skills.







The aim of the training is to improve knowledge of participants with regard to diversity aspects in health and healthcare, including theoretical knowledge of concepts of diversity; of the impact of diversity and intersectionality on health and healthcare; and of epidemiological aspects of diversity and health.

To fulfill the aim, a training package consisting of a 6-7 hour course and a follow-up tool (lunchbox sessions) will be developed. The content of the course will be both theoretical knowledge and training in attitudes and skills. The lunchbox sessions, which purpose it is to ensure continuous reflexion, is case-based learner-needs driven sessions, were health professionals bring their own cases for discussion.

To validate and to ensure high quality content, a Delphy study with experts in diversity competence training will be conducted. Additionally, the content will be discussed in focus groups with health professionals in Copenhagen and Heidelberg.





































Name Title Phone E-mail
Janne Sørensen Senior Consultant +4535327288 E-mail
Marie Louise Nørredam Professor with special responsibilities +4535327632 E-mail

Funded by

EIT Health ogo

External members:



Dorien Van den Bossche Ghent University
Thibault Detremerie Ghent University
Stéphanie De Maesschalck Ghent University
Hanne Winther Frederiksen Migrant Health Clinic (MHC), Capital Region of Denmark
Sandra Ziegler Heidelberg University Hospital
Steffen Kratochwill Heidelberg University Hospital
Kayvan Bozorgmehr Heidelberg University Hospital