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Urban health

Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report

1 April 2021
2 min read

Chief Executive Kieron Boyle responds to the UK Government's Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report


We cannot tackle health inequalities in the UK without acknowledging, understanding, and addressing the role structural racism plays in driving poorer health outcomes for people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

We see through our programmes the powerful interaction between race and ethnicity and determinants of health. And we know that processes and decision-making around policymaking, public engagement or service design is still far from inclusive.

That is why we work in partnership with organisations from small community groups to multi-national corporations to make sure that the environments where people live and work improve health and promote equity. In the aftermath of COVID-19, which has disproportionately impacted people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, we have an urgent and shared responsibility for addressing structural inequity and promoting health.