dental health / dentisits / equality and diversity / oral health

Oral health and access to dental services for people from black and minority ethnic groups

A briefing from the Health Foundation. http://www.better-health.org.uk/briefings/oral-health-and-access-dental-services-people-black-and-minority-ethnic-groups?utm_source=Better+Health&utm_campaign=8f30670c1f-Better_Health_Update_40_copy_01_6_3_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_08c4a8673a-8f30670c1f-412095453   Key messages include: “Poor oral health remains a significant public health problem in England, particularly among people living in deprived areas. While the links between oral health and ethnicity are complicated and often confounded by socio-economic status, the prevalence of certain oral diseases is higher in some … Continue reading

BME / criminal justice system / discrimination / equality and diversity / integrated care / Report / third sector organisations

Crossing boundaries: Improving integrated care for people with mental health problems

“This report sets out the findings from the Mental Health Foundation’s Inquiry into integrated health care for people with mental health problems. The Inquiry ran from April 2012 to June 2013. Its aim was to identify good practice, generate discussion, and draw up key messages on integrated healthcare for people with mental health problems.” Download … Continue reading

BME / Briefing / community groups / criminal justice system / discrimination / equality and diversity / mental health / third sector organisations / voluntary organisations

Commission finds community organisations key to engaging over-represented groups in criminal justice and mental health systems

“A new briefing published by the Centre for Mental Health’s Bradley Commission finds that community groups are key to engaging black and minority ethnic (BME) groups that are disproportionately represented both in mental health care and in the criminal justice system.” Read the briefing at http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/publications/Bradley_Commission_BME_communities.aspx?ID=677 Continue reading

equality and diversity / ethnic minorities / Guidance / Horizon Scannning / nice / obesity / public health

Assessing body mass index and waist circumference thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health and premature death among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK

Originally posted on Obesity Horizon Scanning:
Source: NICE Follow this link for full text. Date of publication: July 2013. Publication type: Practice guidance. In a nutshell: This NICE guidance assesses how body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference adults among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK links to the risk of a range…

Best Practice / Case Study / engagement / equality and diversity / good practice / governance / healthwatch / influencing / leadership / LINks / patient involvement / Report / representation

Learning from the LINks- resources for Healthwatch launched

This website has resources for Healthwatch (previously LINk) on the following four themes: * Leadership and Governance, * Representation, * Engagement * Influencing.   The reports contain examples of good practice. Find them at http://www.linkstogoodpractice.org.uk/ Continue reading

Best Practice / Blog / child health / equality and diversity / Guidance

Promoting the well-being of children whose parents are gay or lesbian.

Originally posted on Child Mental Health Horizon Scanning:
Source: Pediatrics. 2013 Apr;131(4):827-30. Follow this link for abstract Date of publication: April, 2013 Publication type: Journal article; Practice guideline In a nutshell: This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)endorses supports access for all children to (1) civil marriage rights for their parents and (2) willing and capable…