Our research found that many commissioners and other managers feel confused and uncertain about engaging with issues related to ethnicity. People can be fearful of making a mistake, or worry that considering ethnicity will add complexity to their work.
Meanwhile, individuals who would like to see progress on this agenda are not always confident to make a coherent argument and can struggle to convince decision-makers of the importance of addressing ethnic inequalities.
We are producing some resources to help you to clarify some basic concepts and feel more confident about why and how your work should give considered attention to ethnic diversity and inequality.
The briefing papers describe the findings of the Evidence and Ethnicity in Commissioning Research project.
- EEiC briefing paper no. 1 – High quality healthcare commissioning: Why race equality must be at its heart
- EEiC briefing paper no. 2 – Commissioning high quality healthcare: obstacles and opportunities for progress on race equality
- EEiC briefing paper no. 3 – Race equality and health inequalities: towards more integrated policy and practice
- EEiC briefing paper no. 4 – Knowledge Mobilisation tools can strengthen an Equality Impact Assessment
You may also find the following helpful: Thinking Clearly – What is ethnicity?