Swale Special Interest Group
Diversity House BME Issues as a Learning Alliance Project
NEWS & EVENTS
Summit on Blood Pressure
and Blood Sugar.
On the 14th of June, 2009, we held a summit
on Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar among BME Communities. We offered free
information and advise to boost knowledge on prevention and management
of these silent but very serious conditions.
According to Diabetes UK, "Differences in
diabetes prevalence are evident in minority ethnic populations,
particularly South Asian communities living in the UK. Type 2 diabetes
tends to develop around five years sooner in people from African
Caribbean and Asian backgrounds and prevalence of the condition is at
least five times higher amongst these communities and may be higher.
There is also increasing evidence of Type 2 diabetes in children,
particularly in South Asian populations."
Download "Diabetes in the UK 2004" to learn more>
Group on Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities Health and
Social Care Issues
Diversity House is a voluntary organisation working on empowering
community groups, particularly those with a Black Asian and Minority
Ethnic (BAME) background. Located in the Borough of Swale, Diversity
House is currently implementing a project supported by the South East
Coastal Communities project (SECC – University of Kent at Canterbury,
Christ Church University and University of Greenwich) that will
demonstrate new ways of promoting
health and well-being amongst Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME)
The project called ‘Special Interest Group (SIG)
on BAME Health and Social Care Issues’ has as a general purpose to
contribute to the advancement of knowledge on equality and diversity
issues. In the context of the SIG project, we
will be implementing health summit on cardio-vascular disease risks
amongst BAME communities.
The summit that will take place on 14th June 2009 will bring together
different BAME communities and health and social care practitioners with
the purpose of raising awareness about cardio-vascular disease risk.
View Summit Flyer
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