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Health Inequalities in the age of Covid 19

Health Inequalities in the age of Covid 19

Tracy Shildrick and Ruth McAreavey, GPS

Towards fairer health for dis-advantaged communities (including those of Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds)

The project will use the coronavirus pandemic as a prism through which to research health inequalities. It will produce evidence relating to people’s access to NHS information: about staying as well as possible and avoiding illness; and using primary care provision as it changes in response to a crisis. The project addresses persisting health inequalities. It builds on a firm foundation of existing knowledge, and responds to a locally and nationally identified issue. Emerging evidence suggests people in disadvantaged areas, including in minority ethnic communities, are more likely to have poor outcomes in the current pandemic.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences