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People from ethnic minorities

Population Outcome: People from ethnic minorities in Suffolk and North East Essex have Health Equality

People in Suffolk and North East Essex should have the same opportunity of good health and wellbeing, dignity and respect regardless of their circumstance, this should include people from ethnic minority groups who are currently disproportionately affected by socio-economic deprivation, which is a key determinant of health status, and are more likely to report being in poorer health and to report poorer experiences of using health services.


Population by Ethnic Group

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The Story Behind the Outcome

Lived Experience


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Culturally competent care

Culturally compassionate care


Adjusting to life in a new country

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Published Evidence

Inequalities – maternity care

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Inequalities – healthy living

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Inequalities - living with obesity

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Inequalities – mental health

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Inequalities – cancer

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Inequalities - cancer care

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Inequalities – ethnic minority carers

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Ethnic disparities in healthy ageing

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Inequalities in access to hospice care

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Further Reading

References & Further Reading

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Further Information

Useful Organisations

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Our Ambition

What we know matters to people and why

What matters?Why?
I have my race and ethnicity recognised and recordedRecording and using information on my race and ethnicity means that my risk of health conditions e.g diabetes, heart, and some cancers, can be identified early, and may be prevented.
I have equality of access to health and careInformation on my rights and options for care and support, shared in the right way for me, means I can make the right decisions and know what to expect from my care.

Understanding the impacts of race discrimination on my health, and actively tackling the barriers I face, means I have access to the right care at the right time.

Full access to interpreters and translated materials mean I can be a full partner in my care.
I receive high quality careHigh quality, culturally competent, compassionate and sensitive trauma informed care, enables me to have better outcomes for my health and wellbeing.

Understanding my identity, and what is important to me, means my needs and choices are respected and met.
I am seen and heardBeing treated with respect, not experiencing stereotypes, assumptions, bias, prejudice or discrimination, means I can have trust in the professionals who provide my treatment, care and support.

Actively listening and responding to my concerns, feelings and experiences, and giving me choice and control, means my care, e.g. in mental health and maternity, and my care for others, is safe and effective.

How will things be different in Suffolk and North East Essex

We will ensure recording of ethnicity is accurate and complete for everyone, using this information to inform evaluation of health risks and decisions on care.We will tackle barriers in access to, and quality of care for people from ethnic minorities, in particular in maternity, mental health, cancer, healthy ageing and family carers.
We will co-produce information in the languages and formats that people need, taking time to explain and making sure any information is fully understood.We will ensure care and support respects people’s lived experiences,and is delivered sensitively and flexibly.
We will co-produce awareness raising and training on diversity of race and ethnicities; how structures and systems discriminate against ethnic minorities and the barriers people face; conscious and unconscious bias in health and care; and culturally competent care.

Case Studies

Relevant plans and strategies

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