Ethnic Health Forum (EHF) was established in 2002 as a small community group in Woodville Resource Centre, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. The primary stimulus of setting up this new group was to challenge the existing operational structures within third sector organisations working with BAME communities in Manchester. EHF felt that most BAME organisations were shy in adapting Information technology in their routines and hesitant in introducing digital technologies in service provisions. Moreover, EHF takes pride in actively participating with UK academic institutes in their research about health and social care issues of BAME communities.
Ethnic Health Forum gained its charity status in 2008.
The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by:
a) Promoting activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds in health and social care;
b) Conducting or commissioning research on equality and diversity issues in health and social sciences and publishing the results to the public;
c) Cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity;