Healthcare system information at language schools for newly arrived immigrants: A pertinent setting in times of austerity

Health Education Journal, SAGE Publications, ISSN 0017-8969

Volume 76, 1, 2017

DOI:10.1177/0017896915612855, Dimensions: pub.1047664665,



  1. (1) University of Copenhagen, grid.5254.6, KU






In most European countries, immigrants do not systematically learn about the host countries’ healthcare system when arriving. This study investigated how newly arrived immigrants perceived the information they received about the Danish healthcare system. Immigrants attending a language school in Copenhagen in 2012 received either a course or written information on the Danish healthcare system and subsequently evaluated this quantitatively. The evaluation revealed a positive appraisal of the course/information provided. In times of austerity, incorporating healthcare information into an already existing language programme may be pertinent for providing immigrants with knowledge on the healthcare system.

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