October is Black History Month and we are proud to celebrate the contribution of Black people in Great Britain and Sussex.
A chance to learn more about their achievements either in war or on the football field and celebrate the great contributions to health and social care staff, from the pioneers like Mary Seacole to the Windrush generation. A chance to recognise the rich contributions to literature, health, science, culture and civil society.
With COVID-19 effecting every part of our lives, the impact on our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities has been significantly greater which is why we are focusing on several interventions to understand in more detail the disparities but also how to address them. Together we need to see what we can do to ensure everyone in our community receives the right care at the right place.
We are refreshing the BAME COVID-19 Disparity Programme with three special events during Black History Month 2020.
A kaleidoscope of videos from our BAME staff talking about what Black History Month means to them or their hopes for tackling racial inequality. These will be shared here and at other virtual events.
We are hosting a staff webinar for our BAME staff across the health and social care in Sussex to create a unique space for them to come together, talk to our leaders and help plan the next phase of activities to reduce racial disparities.
We are holding a series of Community Webinars across Sussex for members of the public over the next 4 months. The first is on 28 October 2020 where we are reaching out to the community and asking how our health services could be more effective and accessible. More information to follow soon.
Please click here to see the latest update on our BAME Disparity programme.
This one focuses on Black History Month with some thought-provoking ideas and discussions.
Click for the latest evidence relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by ethnic group (ONS)