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Webinar: Annual Health Checks for People with a Learning Disability

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Join the Race Equality Foundation and Learning Disability England online on Tuesday 23 July 2024 as we release a co-produced video on Annual Health Checks (AHCs) for people with a learning disability from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities.

Date: Tuesday 23 July, 2024

Time: 14:00-15:30

People with a learning disability from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic backgrounds experience significant inequalities in relation to health outcomes. The 2023 We Deserve Better: Ethnic minorities with a learning disability and access to healthcare report, a collaborative project with Race Equality Foundation, Learning Disability England and led by University of Central Lancashire, found shocking disparities in life expectancies for people with a learning disability from Black, Asian, and minoritised ethnic backgrounds, with the average age of death at 34 years. For White counterparts, the life expectancy is 62 years of age.

Building upon this research, the Race Equality Foundation and Learning Disability England have been working with people with lived experience from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities to raise awareness of and improve the uptake of annual health checks. Annual health checks are an NHS preventative intervention designed to help detect and address health conditions, with the aim of reducing the number of early and avoidable deaths for people with a learning disability.

This webinar marks the launch of a set of culturally appropriate resources developed during this project.

During the webinar you will:

  • Learn about the importance of an annual health check and what to expect.
  • Gain valuable insights from people with lived experiences who have actively contributed to the project.
  • Explore the cultural relevance and accessibility of the promotional materials developed.
  • Raise awareness and increase uptake of an annual health check for people with a learning disability from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities.

This webinar will be of value to those with lived experience, carers and support networks, advocates for health equity, those working in the policy and health sectors, and other voluntary sector and community organisations.

Speakers:

  • Habib Naqvi, Director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory
  • Nicola Easy, Deputy Director of Health Improvement Learning Disability & Autism
  • Ramandeep Kaur, parent/carer and member of the co-production group
  • Nicholas Garvey, member of the co-production group
  • Jahan Foster Zabit, Senior Researcher, Race Equality Foundation
  • Samantha Clark, Chief Executive Learning Disability England

Chaired by Jabeer Butt, Chief Executive, Race Equality Foundation

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