We exist to apply an evidence-based approach to addressing health inequality
Why is it important?
Health inequality is a complex and pressing public health challenge.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into even sharper focus the health inequalities affecting the UK’s ethnic minority communities. These issues existed previously but the pandemic has exacerbated and highlighted them. A similar story emerges around common health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Much more evidence is required to fully understand and address these inequalities. We employ the best research design and methodology to enhance the scientific evidence which can inform policy, practice, and decision-making for a more equal world.
What do we hope to achieve?
To convene a community of researchers focused on understanding health issues relevant to ethnic minority communities.
To create opportunities for ethnically diverse individuals to progress in academia and education through scholarships and mentoring.
To produce data and intelligence to enhance the evidence base on health inequalities in ethnic minority communities.
To support policy, practice and strategy which would enable equity in health and healthcare across ethnic minority communities.
Reduce variation in quality of care received
Improve access to the NHS services
Improve care experience, quality of life