Awareness-Raising Meeting for “Santé Israël” – Increasing French Speakers’ Accessibility to Healthcare

Awareness-Raising Meeting for “Santé Israël” – Increasing French Speakers’ Accessibility to Healthcare

Santé Israël” began as a web site, translating the Israeli healthcare system into French and making it accessible to French speakers in Israel. But equally important as the information is the community that uses it.

Discussing health under the stars

Discussing health under the stars

Since its launch in September 2015, “Santé Israël” has striven to build a community around the web site, with a Facebook page as well as community meetings. On Sunday, May 22, they took the meeting outside, at the Baka’a Community Center.

The meeting targeted at French speakers from all over Jerusalem and it was organized by the JICC, the Jerusalem Municipality – Municipal Absorption Authority and the Immigrant Coordinator of the Baka’a Community Center. Over 30 residents enjoyed the evening, which took place under the stars in the Community Center’s courtyard. The audience heard a lecture by endocrinologist Dr. Asher Corcos from the Clalit Health Services, who spoke about diabetes and how to prevent it. Our own Marie Avigad, Director of the Santé Israël Program, introduced the web site and showed the audience the different aspects of it.

More meetings in different neighborhoods are planned.

Here’s the Facebook post (in French):

Many thanks to the Fondation Pharmadom for their continued support of this program.

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