Health & Care

We work on mental and physical health, wellbeing, and social care by producing briefings (including our Better Health briefings), reports and projects.

Race equality collaboratives

Race equity collaboratives

The Race Equality Foundation is leading a set of collaborations to develop an evidence-led narrative and make practical recommendations.

Better Health

Better Health

The Better Health project seeks to develop a national evidence-based resource to help health practitioners improve service provisions.

Autism and Race Equality

Autism & race equality

The Race Equality Foundation has been commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to work with Black, Asian and minority ethnic autistic people and their families.

Blood pressure for African/Caribbean men

Blood pressure testing

Black Caribbean and African men are at high risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is known as the ‘silent killer’ because often there are no symptoms.

Reimagining care

Reimagining care

Race Equality Foundation joins the Archbishops Commission on Reimagining Care to articulate the enduring values & principles underpinning care and caring.

Holding hands

Learning from deaths: Experiences of BAME people with learning disabilities

We are working with partners to achieve change in experiences and outcomes for BAME people with learning disabilities.


  • 12May

    Mental Health and Wellbeing Briefing Paper

    We have just published our Mental Health and Wellbeing Briefing Paper. The brief is by Raghu Raghavan and Jessica Jones Nielsen. It examines how Covid-19 has impacted on the mental health and wellbeing of black, Asian and minority ethnic people who research has already identified disparities in their experiences of mental health services and outcomes. “The […]

  • 11May

    Older People Briefing Paper

    We have just published our Older People Briefing Paper. The brief is by Dr Dharmi Kapadia, Lecturer in Sociology, The University of Manchester. It explores the impact of Covid-19 on older people particularly as age has been a predominate risk factor for those affected by Covid-19, and will consider the prevalence of health conditions that black […]

  • 7May

    Long-term Health Conditions Briefing Paper

    Today we published our Long-term Health Conditions briefing paper. The brief is by Jo Moriarty, Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London. It explores the impact of Covid-19 particularly in relation to health inequalities associated with underlying long term health conditions experienced by black, Asian and minority ethnic people including. “while it is clear that we […]

  • 6May

    A review of Personal Health Budgets for people from Black and minority ethnic communities

    This briefing builds on from our previous work where we engaged with people who had Personal Health Budgets, commissioners and voluntary sector organisations. We found a range of barriers faces by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in receipt of S117 care in trying to access and use PHBs. This included financial exclusion, discrimination and […]

  • 19Mar

    Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS)

    Race Equality Foundation are working in partnership with Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) to document the impact of the pandemic on minority ethnic people in the UK. Unique new survey of the experiences of ethnic and religious minorities in a time of crisis. The UK’s first and largest survey of its kind to […]

  • 25Jan

    Covid Vaccination programme: the need for data to understand take-up by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

    As with any major public health emergency, the actions taken to address it and limit poor experiences and outcomes are many, sometimes contested and often scrutinised. The current roll out of the vaccines to immunise people and protect them for COVID-19 has also been accompanied by significant circulation of misinformation, with some of it targeted […]

  • 17Jan

    Mental Health Act White Paper

    The Government launched a White Paper on reforming the Mental Health Act on 13th January 2021. It sets out the key proposals and considerations for the government in reforming the Act, addressing the growing use of detention and persistent racial inequalities, as well as taking account of developments in policy and practice on a wider […]

  • 20Nov

    Taking Action to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of BAME Pregnant Women

    Did you know that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women are up to five times more likely to die during pregnancy and birth than white British women? If you did, do you understand the reasons why? Maternity Action and the Race Equality Foundation ran a webinar to explore why BAME women are at disproportionate […]

  • 16Nov

    Statement on the long awaited reports on deaths of people with learning disabilities from Covid 19

    Statement from the Valuing People’s Alliance Two reports published last week shone a light on the health inequalities that people with learning disabilities face. The papers by Public Health England and the University of Bristol found that, in comparison to the general population, people with learning disabilities were between 3.6 and 6 times more likely […]

  • 4Nov

    Carers Trust Connecting Carers Loneliness Programme

    The Race Equality Foundation is supporting the Carers Trust to help them improve support for carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will deliver three main activities to improve skills and knowledge to help carers services feel confident and competent in supporting black, Asian and minority ethnic carers.  We will: Produce an evidence-based briefing on black, […]

  • 2Nov

    Covid-19 and how it affects Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people and communities

    This publication builds on our March briefing on Covid and how it affects Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people and communities. The limits of effective action mean we have had to update and reissue this briefing. We consider the known risks, what can be done to address them, the wider determinants, the knock-on effects on […]

  • 20Oct

    Implementing Personal Health Budgets in BAME communities

    The Race Equality Foundation with NHS England and Improvement are running a series of webinars to help develop better support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities with mental health and support needs. This webinar series will serve as a second phase initiative which aims to further explore and expand on recommendations from the first […]

Previous projects

Breast cancer project

Breast cancer project

This project is about improving access to Breast Cancer Screening programmes from groups that are struggling to access them at the moment.

Dementia BAME

Dementia and BAME communities

We were awarded a grant by the Department of Health and Social Care to work with others to support Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people living with dementia and their carers.