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The Colour of Health: How Housing and Ethnicity Affect the Health and Wellbeing of our Communities

About this Event

This seminar presented by BMENational, the Race Equality Foundation and Housing Diversity Network will look at the 10 year anniversary report and examine the interactions between housing, health and race equality. We will start to explore pro-equality solutions including the role of housing providers and the third sector in addressing the challenges of the next decade.

There is a great deal of evidence highlighting that people from minority ethnic groups experience poorer health than the overall UK population. This includes higher rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mental illness among certain minority ethnic groups. We know that minority ethnic groups as a whole are more likely to report ill health, and that ill health among minority ethnic groups starts at a younger age than among the population as a whole. The situation is compounded by the higher levels of housing stress experienced by people from minority backgrounds.

It is now 10 years since the publication of the Marmot Review – a landmark study of health inequalities in England. The original report highlighted the need to take action across the social determinants of health, and called for progress to be made on a clear set of policy objectives. However, life expectancy is stalling, after steady increases for the past 100 years, and health inequalities are widening.

A 10 year update to the work will be published on 25th February and this will examine how health inequalities have changed and what progress has been made on tackling the social determinants of health including housing, places, and communities.

The seminar will be suitable for those working in health, housing or race equality.

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