Increasing participation of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups in health and social care research
Black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) groups make up about 13% of the population of the United Kingdom (Office of National Statistics, 2011) and are forecast to increase significantly in the coming decades. This toolkit aims to capture such best practice and provide researchers with a framework on how to improve the participation of BAME groups in research.
Update: Final Messages Checklist from BAME Toolkit
As far as COVID-19 Coronavirus is concerned, there is growing evidence that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are over-represented both in the numbers of those catching the virus and also in death figures. And yet, we know that there is an underrepresentation from these communities in health and social care research and in clinical trials. Accordingly, the BAME Toolkit is a useful resource to help you address issues of inclusion and equality with respect to BAME communities.
Raising awareness of prostate cancer amongst African and African-Caribbean men
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Although it affects all men, black men are 2-3 times more likely to develop this cancer than their white counterparts. This toolkit has been developed to assist community champions and organisations help raise awareness of prostate cancer among African and African-Caribbean men. This is how the Leicester team did it.