Evidence to Action Reports

Tackle discrimination, racism and their outcomes

Research consistently demonstrates that individuals subjected to racial or ethnic discrimination experience higher rates of chronic stress, mental health disorders, and physical ailments. Moreover, systemic biases within healthcare systems often result in inequalities in access to quality care and treatment outcomes among people from ethnic minority backgrounds and their communities.

Recognising and addressing these issues are crucial not only for promoting health equity but also for advancing the fundamental principles of social justice and human rights. By actively tackling racism and discrimination in the social determinants of health, we can not only improve the health and well-being of affected populations but also foster a more inclusive and equitable society for all.