Public Health & Community Engagement
Evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic supports our lived experience that the lack of targeted and culturally sensitive support for ACH communities has a negative effective on their health and well-being. SWIM works to raise health awareness, improve access to primary care support and bring about change by:
- Encouraging people to take action to reduce risks prevalent in ACH communities – e.g. diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, glaucoma, smoking and sight impairment
- Providing culturally sensitive advice and support (help with GP registration, signposting to primary care services).
- Collating our insights into community-specific intelligence, which local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and primary care providers use to tailor their services to the needs of specific communities.