We are pleased to announce that the Centre has been awarded funding from the 2021 East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) fund.
The Centre was one of 15 organisations and groups who have been awarded £1,000 to support work to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare.
The funding will enable the Centre and the Black and Asian Baby Loss PPI and Research Collaboration to look at and address the inequalities in healthcare access for this community by establishing a PPI network to gather evidence on how to tackle ethnicity related perinatal mortality. The funding will help to run focus groups and produce culturally appropriate resources.
The Centre is delighted to receive this funding to explore how we can improve outcomes for women and babies in this area. We hope that the project will share light on novel evidence on racial inequality and its impact on maternal and infant mortality. We look forward to working in partnership with local women from Black and Asian backgrounds alongside the national charity – Sands, which provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby.
For further information about the 2021 East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Fund as well as the other successful applicants please visit https://emahsn.org.uk/our-work/patient-and-public-involvement/ppi-fund