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REACH believes that health planning and legislation should be based on the best available research and evidence.  To this end, REACH engages in its own research and policy work in order to influence change with regards to Ethnic Minority (EM) Health.  In addition to producing community led studies into EM health needs and barriers, REACH takes part in regular consultation exercises and is a member of various policy networks and government / NHS consultation groups.

REACH is continually involved in policy work in order to influence change with regards to EM Health.  For instance, REACH is a member of the Scottish Government's, Ethnicity and Health Research Strategy Group, headed by the Director of Public Health, NHS Health Scotland and a consultant for NHS 24 Health Board contributing to reviewing their policies in relation to race and ethnicity.  REACH also provides policy briefings and consultation responses to a range of organisations dealing with issues that affect EM health and wellbeing in Scotland.

REACH is recognised for conducting academically acknowledged research from a third sector perspective. Though REACH takes a participatory approach to its research, involving the EM community as much as possible at all stages of research, we do conduct research using other designs, both qualitative and quantative.

Latest Research

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    South Asian Walking Study (SWAS)

    This s a research study undertaken by the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre

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    Mapping Exercise of Mental Health Service in Glasgow

    This Mapping Exercise is led by REACH Community Health Project with the support of

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    EM & online Physiotherapy (PhD)

    A research study is currently being undertaken by Hani Albalawi a PhD student at

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    Hepatitis & EM Communities (Master’s Degree)

    REACH is co-supervising and helping to undertake the above research as part of the

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Previous Research

Policy/Strategic/Advocacy Groups

  •  BME Employability Strategic Steering Group (BME ESSG)

    BME Employability Strategic Steering Group (BME ESSG)

    This is the first report from the Black and Minority Ethnic Employability Strategic Steering Group Read More... Member Login...

  •  South Asian Task Force – Diabetes and Heart Disease

    South Asian Task Force – Diabetes and Heart Disease

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is currently the leading cause of death worldwide and together with Read More... Member Login...

  •  Scottish Migrant Ethnicity & Health Research Strategy  Group (SMEHRS)

    Scottish Migrant Ethnicity & Health Research Strategy Group (SMEHRS)

    The Scottish Migrant and Ethnic Health Research Strategy (SMEHRS) group, formerly the Scottish Health and Read More... Member Login...