Please submit your responses no later than Monday 14 September 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has widened existing inequalities in health in addition to creating new challenges. People living in deprived areas and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities have been disproportionately affected by both the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
Feedback from communities has highlighted a number of issues contributing to the inequalities identified and where improvement is needed across the system. For example, access to health services and other services or networks; opportunities to participate in activities that improve health and wellbeing; changes in employment or working patterns; additional challenges in circumstances such as care responsibilities or domestic violence and; racism and structural disadvantage
The West Midlands Combined Authority is working with partners and stakeholders across the region to build on this feedback and develop an approach to recovery from COVID-19 that takes into account the experiences, needs and priorities of our citizens.
We recognise what has already been done to understand the impact of COVID-19 in local areas and by consolidating existing evidence from across the region, we will be able to identify common themes as well as issues specific to localities. We will also be able to identify any gaps in the evidence and make plans to address them
We want to hear from public agencies, local services and community groups and individuals.
Please limit your responses to no more than 2000 words. We are particularly keen to receive any existing reports, presentations or to hear about on-going research and community engagement.
Download more details about the Regional Health Impact of Covid-19 - call for evidence
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