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How nurses can tackle health inequalities in hard-to-reach minority communities

Advice on tailoring public health messages about healthy lifestyle and preventable disease through collaboration with community and faith leaders

Advice on tailoring public health messages about healthy lifestyle and preventable disease through collaboration with community and faith leaders

  • Minority communities may find it harder to access healthcare for complex reasons, so outreach services need to address these challenges and any communication issues
  • Nurses experienced in this work say the first step in the process is often to work with ‘gatekeepers’, such as community and faith leaders, to help tailor engagement to the specific needs of the population
  • Tips for building trust to help broaden public health education and improve access to services

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