About Us

About EHF

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.

Strategic Aims

Improved awareness and understanding of different cultures.

Personal development of newly arrived communities through reduced isolation and increased confidence, motivation and self-esteem.

Improved capacity to influence health and social care issues health policy and services through participation in research

Enhanced organisational sustainability to fund its core activities for public benefit


Capacity Building

To develop the capacity and skills of the members of the minority ethnic communities in the United Kingdom in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their health and social care needs and enable them to participate more fully in the local society.

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;

Racial Harmony

The promotion of racial harmony for the public benefit by working towards the elimination of discrimination in health and social care services on the grounds of race, culture, language and religion.

Sustainable Development

The promotion of sustainable development for the benefit of the public by: a) The relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and disadvantaged communities;

Public Education & Personal Development

To advance the education of the public in the subject of health, social care and personal development