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Meeting the physical activity needs of minority ethnic populations: A practice sharing event

7 March 2017, 11am-3pm

Graves Health and Sport Centre, Sheffield

Purpose: To explore, examine and share practice in physical activity programmes and interventions that considers the needs of ethnically diverse populations. To develop a consensus on good practice while recognising the complexity and subtlety of diversity.


11.00-11.10         Welcome, introductions and structure of the day (Sarah Salway and Liz Such)

11.10-11.40         Setting the scene: A formative exploration of physical activity for minority ethnic populations in England (Liz Such)
11.40-12.15         Discussion
12.15-12.45         Lunch and networking
12.45-14:00         Examples of projects and practice

1. Harjinder Doran, Tandrusti, Workers Educational Association West Midlands
2. Diane Farmer, Public Health Projects Officer, Physical Activity, Buckinghamshire County Council ‘Delivering Differently’ project
3. Rebecca Barnham, Project Manager, Innovations & Programmes Team, Age UK
4. Umar Ahmed, Regional Officer for the North, Sporting Equals
5. Natalie Darko, Health Education England; formerly of East Midlands Centre for BME Health

14.00-14.45         Workshop discussion: What works? What are the issues to consider? How can we develop/update existing guidance? How can we influence existing interventional design?

14.45-15.00         Wrapping up and next steps

Hosted by NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber and National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Please contact e.such@sheffield.ac.uk if you would like to attend this event or have any queries.


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