International cricket star Chris Gayle has backed an East Midlands campaign to prevent prostate cancer by urging men to hit the condition for six. The West Indies batsman has given his support to the #PlayDominoTalkProstate initiative launched by the Leicester-based Centre for BME Health. Statistics show one in four African Caribbean men will develop prostate Read More
2018 Witnessed considerable achievements for the Centre in research, community involvement and teaching. In our first year working in collaboration with researchers in Leicester and beyond we have achieved a number of funding awards, publications and developed community interventions. All of our achievements (including those presented in the following document) are the result of hard Read More
Since our Autumn edition, we have been busy continuing work on a number of projects, including the Healthy Goals and Walking Cricket programmes, as well as our #PlayDominoTalkProstate campaign. We have also been busy compiling our annual report for 2018 which is now available! Exciting new work will also be commencing shortly on translating the Read More
Healthy Goals is delivered in partnership between LCFC and the Education team at the LDC. It is a 12-week health education and physical activity programme. The educational content around lifestyle and diet has been designed to suit the audience and is followed by a 1-hour physical activity session delivered by Leicester City football club community Read More
Walking Cricket is a 1.5-hour session held at Leicester Arena, the venue of the Leicester Riders Basketball team based in the heart of the community. The sessions run for 10 weeks and include cricket skills lessons delivered by LCCC coaches, followed by games of walking cricket!
As part of the Cities Changing Diabetes programme we visited Houston to learn more about the Faith and Diabetes Programme that is being implemented there as part of Cities Changing Diabetes and to see it in action. We were privileged to spend time with graduates of the January 2018 programme and observe ladies at Houston’s Read More