The Centre in partnership with the University of Leicester as part of the Social Sciences Festival held a number of plogging events last month. Plogging is the term used to describe picking up litter whilst taking physical activity such as jogging or walking. Read more here.
Virtual dissemination event
Join us for a virtual dissemination event Thursday 25 November 2021 from 1pm. Read more here.
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. Read more here.
Pamela Campbell-Morris tribute from the Centre for Ethnic Health Research
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Pamela Campbell-Morris, who was a true champion for community health and an inspiration to all who knew her. Read more here.
Walking cricket team ‘bowled over’ by special guest appearance
Retired international cricketer Philip ‘Daffy’ DeFreitas proved he’s still got what it takes to delight an audience after members of a virtual walking cricket session were ‘bowled over’ by his guest appearance. Read more here.
Invitation to join Race and Ethnicity Advisory (READ) group
Last year the team at NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre ran a series of Race Equality Workshops to find out how they can improve their approach to conducting research. Read more here.
Supporting #Red4Research Day
Members of the team along with the team from NIHR ARC East Midlands will be wearing red to back a national campaign for all those participating in, undertaking and supporting Covid-19 research on Friday 18 June 2021. Read more here.
Flying the flag for ethnic minority participation in research
By Professor Kamlesh Khunti
Every person deserves access to high-quality health care. It is a human right. Ethnicity should not make a difference, it really should not, but unfortunately there are still major challenges we need to overcome to reduce health inequalities. Read more here.
A change of name – the right time
The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed health inequalities in the spotlight, amassing wide scale attention in national media following the disproportionate disease burden suffered by Black African, Black African Caribbean and South Asian communities compared to White Europeans. Read more here.
Health inequality must be ‘stamped out’ to increase vaccine uptake among ethnic minorities
The “non-stop loop” of lockdown will never be broken if fear and uncertainty about having a COVID-19 vaccine among ethnic minorities is not addressed, a top researcher has said. Read more here.
Virtual ‘Healthy Goals’ Pilot – Update
The first virtual ‘Healthy Goals’ pilot program in partnership with Leicester City Football Club and Cities Changing Diabetes completed this week and coordinated by Sunny Rohit, Community Engagement Officer for the Centre. Read more here.