Migrant and BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) groups are more likely to suffer from poorer health and oral health. However, they have been underrepresented in research and health promotion interventions for decades (1). This reinforces the importance of using participatory research to capture the realities and health needs of these groups to inform policy and interventions addressing health inequalities.
The purpose of the collaboration was to establish and maintain working partnership with the DIWC to address their needs by listening to them and working alongside with them to identify enablers/inhibitors for them to participate in research.
We have delivered successfully a series of co-design workshops by engaging with BME mothers from DIWC. Such dialogue with them and the collaboration will enable them to understand what research is about, to listen to their voices by understanding their health and oral health priorities, and to collaborate with them to tease out practical tips to engage them better in research.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|