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Children and Young People with Asthma: Understanding Vulnerabilities and Reducing Health Inequalities

Young People’s Health Partnership are partnering with the Race Equality Foundation and Friends, Families and Travellers on an NHS England funded project to engage with children, young people, and families with asthma, focusing particularly on marginalised groups. The project aims to increase our understanding of the experiences of marginalised children, young people and families affected by asthma.

Asthma is the most common long-term condition among children and young people and it particularly effects those living in disadvantaged areas. We already know that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people are especially affected by the condition but have less knowledge about how particular groups including black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are affected by asthma management and control. A scoping review and engagement through focus groups and one to one interviews will help to identify potential improvements regarding communication about effective care, and hopefully lead to improved health outcomes for children and young people who currently face significant health inequalities.

For further information on the project, contact Tracey Bignall at tracey@racefound.org.uk