Effective methods of engaging black and minority ethnic communities within health care settings
Author: Latif, Saima
Briefing series: Better Health Briefing Paper 18
Publisher: Race Equality Foundation
Publication date: March 2010
Evidence shows that poor engagement with black and minority ethnic communities in health care still exists, resulting in unequal access and care. Barriers to effective engagement with black and minority ethnic communities include those of language, communication and culture, as well as a lack of diversity in the health care workforce. A range of methods exists that can be utilised to enhance engagement with black and minority ethnic communities, as shown by the existence of good practice examples from London, Leeds and Bradford.