Kattari, Shanna K., Whitfield, Darren L., DeChants, Jonah, Alvarez, Antonia .R.G., Better Health Briefing Paper 41, Race Equality Foundation, May 2016
Research has demonstrated that access to health care is a major determinant of good health, particularly for transgender and non-binary (trans/...
Hylton, Kevin, Long, Jonathan, Parnell, Daniel, Rankin, A.J., Better Health Briefing Paper 40, Race Equality Foundation, November 2015
This briefing outlines three propositions in what is an increasingly complex field of theory, policy and practice:‘Race' and ethnicity influence the...
Roger Kline, Better Health Briefing Paper 39, Race Equality Foundation, August 2015
The National Health Service (NHS) is the largest employer of black and minority ethnic people, yet research shows the NHS treat black and minority...
Mary Tilki, Irish in Britain, Better Health Briefing Paper 38, Race Equality Foundation, July 2015
The absence of up to date evidence about the Irish community is occasionally noted, but, due to a tendency to define ethnicity in terms of...
Viet-Hai Phung Professor A. Niroshan Siriwardena Dr Karen Windle Dr Zahid Asghar Mukesh Barot Professor Joe Kai Professor Mark Johnson, Better Health Briefing Paper 37, Race Equality Foundation, May 2015
Current health policy emphasises prehospital care to avoid inappropriate emergency hospital admissions (Purdy, 2010) and minimise costs and...
Internalised stigma as a barrier to access to health and social care services by minority ethnic groups in the UK
Owuor, John O A & Nake, N Jane, Better Health Briefing Paper 36, Race Equality Foundation, April 2015
Several studies have documented the role of stigma as a barrier to access and use of health and social care services in different settings, most of...
Chowbey, Punita, Garrick, Ros & Harrop, Deborah, Sheffield Hallam University, Better Health Briefing Paper 35, Race Equality Foundation, March 2015
The Marmot Review (2010) recommends that investment should be made into interventions targeting the early years, as it is believed this is where the...
Moriarty, Jo, King's College London, Better Health Briefing Paper 34, Race Equality Foundation, July 2014
The term ‘personalisation’ means different things to different people but, as used both by the previous Labour and current Coalition governments, it...
The importance of promoting mental health in children and young people from black and minority ethnic communities
Lavis, Paula, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, Better Health Briefing Paper 33, Race Equality Foundation, May 2014
This briefing looks at the policy framework for mental health service provision and provides examples of existing practice which promote mental...
Salway, Sarah, Carter, Lynne, Powell, Katie, Turner, Daniel, Mir, Ghazala, Ellison, George TH, Better Health briefing paper 32, Race Equality Foundation, April 2014
This paper argues that within the English health system the ‘Equality and Diversity’ (E&D) and ‘Health Inequalities’ (HI) agendas remain poorly...
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