New guidance from Public Health England aims to support local and national action on ethnic inequalities in health

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The guidance provides a summary of information and data by ethnic group in England, examples of practical approaches to address ethnic inequalities in health and case studies of local action to address ethnic health inequalities

New guidance from Public Health England aims to support local and national action on ethnic inequalities in health.

Action to reduce inequalities lies at the heart of PHE’s mission. The UK has
long been recognised as a multi-ethnic society and the diversity of the
population continues to increase. Therefore, without explicit consideration of
ethnicity within health inequalities work, there is a risk of partial understanding of the factors leading to poor health outcomes. In collaboration with partners
in Institute of Health Equity (IHE) and University of Sheffield,PHE’s Health Equity
Team led on a first national resource which aims to provide evidence on the patterns and causes of ethnic health inequalities in England, one of the ‘protected characteristics’ identified in the 2010 Equality Act. It will also assist in promoting an integrated approach to reducing healthinequalities, and informing local and national action by PHE and other bodies.
This resource aims to inform local and national action by PHE and other
bodies. Effective action on ethnic health inequalities will help meet the legal
duty on the Secretary of State for Health, NHS England, Clinical
Commissioning Groups to have regard to the need to reduce health
inequalities and to comply with the Equality Act 2010.
This resource aims to: