Let your voice be heard
The UK Government has launched a public survey to help decide what should be included in the new Women’s Health Strategy for England.
They want to hear from women of all ages and backgrounds so if you are a Black Woman, now is the time to speak up and be heard.
Share your healthcare experiences in the survey by 30th May 2021: https://www.gov.uk/.../government-launches-call-for...
Specifically, the Government wants to hear views on the following themes:
1. Ensuring the health and care system understands and is responsive to women's health & care needs across the course of ther lives.
This is an extremely important one for black women as we need more research done into healthcare disparities which affect us. We need meaningful recommendations to be implemented that will improve health care for Black Women - as an urgent action.
Black women 3 to 5 times more likely to develop fibroids than White women. Black women in the U.K. are 5 times more likely to die during pregnancy and after childbirth compared to White Women.
These health disparities need to be investgated and strategies to reduce and prevent them should be implemented.
We need more research into the causes, and commitment to making advances treatment widely available.
Other areas of Government interest are:
2. Placing women’s voices at the centre of their health and care 3 . Improving the quality and accessibility of information and education on women’s health 4 . Maximising women’s health in the workplace 5 . Ensuring research, evidence and data support improvements in women’s health 6 . Understanding and responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s health
Take the survey by 30th May 2021, here:👇🏿 *https://consultations.dhsc.gov.uk/talkwomenshealth Or, find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-call-for-evidence-to-improve-health-and-wellbeing-of-women-in-england
Author: Chair - Elizabeth Umoke