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Improving Holistic Health and Well-Being

Welcome to Carribean & African Health Network. Our vision is to eradicate health inequalities within a generation for Caribbean & African people.

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Our Work - A short video by our Chief Officer

Welcome to the Caribbean and African Health Network working in Greater Manchester and beyond. Please read about our work across organisations to influence the health and well being of the Caribbean and African Community.

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We render in a variety of services & engage in impactful projects

Services & projects

CAHN Bereavement Support is a service for people who have been affected by the loss of a loved one during COVID-19. The service is delivered in a professional manner by qualified professionals from the Caribbean and African community. It is tailored to meet the cultural and religious needs of the Caribbean and African community living in Greater Manchester. Learn more

The Black Health Improvement Programme (BHIP) is a culturally appropriate education, training and support package designed for primary care staff and other healthcare professionals.

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Cardiovascular related diseases such as heart disease and stroke are 40% higher in Salford than the National average. Despite a reduction in cardiovascular related diseases for majority indigenous groups, Caribbean and African people are twice more likely to suffer higher rates of morbidity and mortality from CVD. Learn more

National and local research provides evidence that one of the most disadvantaged groups across the country include citizens from a vulnerable and socially deprived background for example, women who are Black, Asian and from Minority Ethnic groups (BAME), young people, people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, people with mental health issues, dementia, diabetes and other health related long term conditions. Learn more

The Family Support Service aims to improve the lives of African and Caribbean children, young people and their families. It provides culturally sensitive and targeted support for vulnerable African and Caribbean families who disproportionately face a range of complex issues and challenges. Learn more

This project stems from community engagement feedback and provides a forum for Caribbean and African people living in Wigan so that they can come together and build community resilience while making valuable contributions to local decision-making. Learn more

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Latest Publications & Research

We are pleased to share this first primary research study of the Black voices in Greater Manchester presents some findings undertaken by the CAHN over a four-week period between 18th April and 13th May 2020.

Black people encouraged to lose weight and cut COVID-19 risk

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a major new adult health campaign, called ‘Better Health’, to encourage adults to become more active and make heathier food choices to prevent weight gain.

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