RACE AND HEALTH
Our Race and Health project has been contributing to the reduction in health inequalities among BAME communities by enabling change to come about not only at the grassroots level, but also through influencing policy about accessibility to services.
The project is funded by Public Health Surrey, Surrey Heartlands and Active Surrey to enable SMEF to engage in conversations to raise awareness of health issues, increase understanding of the barriers experienced by the BAME community and improve accessibility of public services.
We are planning to run self-care and awareness sessions regarding cardiovascular disease, hypertension/blood pressure and diabetes across the county. We are also working with Surrey Heartlands on a Perinatal Equity Project to improve health outcomes of ethnic minority women during pregnancy, and their babies, during the first 1000 days.
Currently, we are organising information sessions on the importance of liver health, and health research, in partnership with the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and NIHR.
For more information, contact our Race and Health Project Manager, Hina Ashraf.
We participated in this film by Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership about joining up care and reducing health inequalities.
Having a clear strategy in place is vital as it allows organisations to focus on how best to meet the health and wellbeing needs of people in Surrey and reduce the inequalities we know currently exist.