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Long Covid Community Engagement Project

New Hope Global are collaborating with Birmingham Community Health Care Trust, BVSC and Birmingham & Solihull Integrated Care System to help tackle increasing health inequalities and improve health literacy in relation to Long Covid, by undertaking engagement within their communities.  Engaging with communities to address these issues is a crucial step in providing support and information to those who need it. New Hope Global's partnership with the above partners can have a significant impact in this regard.

Our communities have been suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, many have experienced Long Covid which affects individuals who continue to experience symptoms after recovering from the acute phase of COVID-19. By focusing on improving health literacy and community engagement, the initiative can accomplish several important goals:

Learning: Increasing health literacy helps individuals understand Long Covid, its symptoms, and the available treatments and support. This can lead to better self-management and decision-making regarding their health.

Awareness: Community engagement efforts can help raise awareness about Long Covid, its prevalence, and the resources available for those affected. This is crucial for reducing stigma and ensuring that people seek appropriate care.

Support: Collaborations like this can connect individuals experiencing Long Covid with support networks, healthcare professionals, and resources that can improve their quality of life. It's vital for those living with Long Covid to access appropriate care and support.

Data Collection: Engaging with communities can also help in gathering data about the prevalence and specific needs of individuals with Long Covid. This data can be used to inform healthcare policies and tailor support programs.

Advocacy: These collaborations can also serve as advocates for those affected by Long Covid, working to ensure that healthcare systems are responsive to their needs and that resources are allocated to address the issue.

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A vital step towards healthier lives

raising diabetes awareness

Diabetes is a prevalent and chronic health condition that affects thousands of people in Birmingham, in partnership with Birmingham City Council we have taken a vital step towards raising awareness of Diabetes amongst the Pakistani Community.   The Pakistani community in Birmingham represent the 2nd largest ethnic group living in the city. Birmingham Public Health recognises the importance in addressing the unfair and preventable health inequalities that the Pakistani communities face within Birmingham.

Understanding Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or fails to produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels. Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and can increase the risk of complications for both the mother and the baby.

Raising awareness about diabetes is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, increased awareness can lead to early detection and diagnosis, allowing individuals to access appropriate medical care and management strategies promptly. Secondly, raising public awareness helps combat misconceptions and stigma surrounding the condition, fostering a more supportive and inclusive environment for those living with diabetes. Finally, by informing our communities about the risk factors and preventive measures associated with diabetes, we can empower individuals to make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce their overall risk of developing the disease.

New Hope Global Initiatives

We have partnered with Communities Engage and Thrive, Diabetes UK and Augmented Lifestyles to hold number of Diabetes Awareness Workshop offering tailored support to individuals at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, focusing on weight loss, sleep, stress, healthy eating, and physical activity.

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