Birmingham had identified disproportionate health inequalities that have made a considerable impact on the lives of the Black community, long before Covid 19.

As a result, we have teamed up with local academics, sport organisations, food foundations, corporate and community partners to raise awareness and developed our solution focused areas.

Women's Health
(Maternity)

Diabetes

Men's Health

Nutrition

Events

FOOD TRAILS - Are government recommendations for healthier, sustainable diets suitable for Birmingham’s diverse communities?

HEAT CIC in partnership Birmingham City Council – European and International Affairs and community partners

The Eatwell Guide is a policy tool used to describe government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet. However, there is criticism that the Eatwell Guide doesn’t go far enough. Community groups have also argued that it isn’t culturally diverse enough.
We are inviting citizens including health practitioners who identify with different community groups in Birmingham to respond to the question ‘What stops your community from eating a healthy, sustainable diet?’ and we will discuss willingness to change food habits and the support required from the city to make these changes.

Starts: 10th December, 9am-10.30am 

For further information contact Dawn Carr, dawn@ucanbirmingham.org

Monthly Black Bumps and Babies group.

HEAT CIC in partnership with West B’ham ICP

Midwives and healthcare providers will be invited as guests to this black-owned space where women can explore issues important to them.

Starts: Monday 22 November 2021, 11am-2pm Drop-in

Venue: Yard Arthouse, 25 Rotton Park Street, B16 0AE

*Further drop-ins will on each 2nd monthly Monday, same time/place.
Refreshments and soft play for children, supported by and for black women who are pregnant or new mums.

For further information contact Dawn Carr, dawn@ucanbirmingham.org

Tackling the Diabetes Crisis in the Black Population – Co-production Event

Diabetes UK, Birmingham Public Health and HEAT CIC (Health Exercise & Activity Therapy). Online Event. A joint event on the 16th November 2021, to listen to people who have lived experience of Diabetes, to co-produce our mini summit, about the challenges in diabetes prevention and management in the from African, Caribbean and Mixed Raced population in Greater Birmingham.

Maternity Services and Support for Black Women – Challenges & Solutions

UCAN, Birmingham Public Health, Heat CIC– West Birmingham Integrated Care Partnership.

On the 20th October 2021, in honour of Black History Month, the West B’ham Integrated Care Partnership sponsored a shared event for black women who have had their babies in West Birmingham.

Maternity Services and Support for Black Women – Challenges & Solutions

UCAN, Birmingham Public Health, Heat CIC– West Birmingham Integrated Care Partnership.

A joint event to hear from Healthcare Professionals and the community, about the challenges in maternity support services for the African and African Caribbean, mixed or any women or identifies as black in Greater Birmingham.

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