State of Health: Black and other minority groups

The BHA has carried out a review of the evidence related to some of the major health conditions that are prevalent in Black and other minority groups, including cancer, mental health, HIV, diabetes, palliative care and dementia.

The report is intended to:

  • Provide an overview of racial disparities in health currently being experienced by Black and other minority groups at a national level;
  • Provide practical examples of the way in which current trends in racial disparities can be tackled from a review of existing research recommendations and individual/group feedback on the quality of health services;
  • Contribute to the priorities to be included in a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment from a BME perspective; and
  • Encourage commissioners to consider the impact of health inequalities on their legal obligations to protect human rights and meet their obligations within the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

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