Welcome to our centre

Supporting people, researchers and professionals and improving health in the East Midlands

Involving communities

People’s voices and their opinions are not only heard but also form the basis of solutions

Growing research

Inspiring community-led research and encouraging participation

Creating resources

Developing and promoting culturally sensitive resources

Working together

Collaborating with researchers to widen participation

What we are working towards

The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) has one clear vision: “To reduce ethnic health inequalities”. We do this by working with patients, the public, community and voluntary sectors, researchers, health and social care organisations, to:

  • Inspire community-led research
  • Develop and promote culturally sensitive resources
  • Raise awareness of community engagement
  • Encourage active research participation
  • Collaborate with researchers to widen participation

Latest news

13
SEP
2017

Events in Leicester to mark ‘International Day of Older People’

A series of events are being held in Leicester throughout October in partnership with Leicester Ageing Together to celebrate the ‘International Day of Older People’. Leicester Ageing Together is supported by the Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery funding, and is... Read More →
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05
SEP
2017

Campaign marks World Alzheimer’s Month

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has launched a campaign during World Alzheimer’s Month to promote research into the condition. The theme of the campaign is “Everything you wanted to know about research but were too afraid to ask”. Each week in September... Read More →
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05
SEP
2017

Campaign infographic scoops prestigious award

An infographic about sickle cell disease which formed part of our campaign to raise awareness of the condition in the East Midlands has won a national award. The graphic – ‘Living with Sickle Cell Disease’ – explains themes from recent research on sickle cell disease commissioned... Read More →
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01
SEP
2017

Welcome to Barbara

The Centre for BME Health East Midlands welcomes Barbara Czyznikowska into a Project Support Officer post. Barbara will play a key role in supporting the work of the Centre for BME Health to reduce ethnic health inequalities in the East Midlands by working with the public,... Read More →
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01
SEP
2017

Invitation to free Leicester health event

People wanting to learn more about their health have been invited to an event taking place in Leicester in October. Advice on healthy eating will be given as well as the opportunity to hear from leading experts and the chance to be tested for Type 2 diabetes at The Big Health... Read More →
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