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Community Consultations

DHIP undertook a community engagement programme to understand community experiences of health inequalities before and during the pandemic, to inform action to improve health outcomes. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods were used to collect and share the voices of people who have experienced unfair and avoidable differences in health. Local community leaders were trained and supported to carry out the research with local community groups.

The discussions highlighted opinions and concerns about the following main topics: health issues, community, health services, health behaviours, information, service issues and the need for action.

Recommendations were made based on the findings and will be used to develop and shape local action plans, in partnership with the community and local health providers.

Photo of a Black woman wearing a medical face mask and lifting up her t-shirt sleeve to show a plaster on her arm
Black African and Black African Caribbean communities Vaccine Consultation

Between December 2021 and March 2022 DHIP engaged in a large consultation regarding the COVID-19 vaccination inequalities and vaccine decision making in the Black African and Black Caribbean communities.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Engagement Project
In 2023 the NHS joined forces with DHIP and Community Action Derby to launch a community-driven project aimed at finding out the current state of hypertension awareness and management in Derby City, particularly within South Asian and Black African and Black Caribbean communities.
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