In order to
meet the information needs of individuals from minority
communities and in line with Section 75 and Schedule 9 of
the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (which requires public organisations
in carrying out their duties to have due regard to the need
to promote equality of opportunity between persons of
religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital
status or sexual orientation), the HPA has produced several
of its public information resources in a number of regional
or minority ethnic languages.
The Agency recognises
that language and communication difficulties can be a barrier
to health and where possible alternative formats of our resources
To date the
Agency has produced resources in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese,
Irish, Portuguese, Urdu, Braille and in audio cassette formats
for individuals with visual impairments and for individuals
from the travelling
The HPA has contact
with several ethnic minority community groups for the purpose
of sharing information about our work and resources. These
Muslim Women's Group*
Muslim Women's Association*
Chinese Community Association*
Chinese Lay Health Project *
Traveller's Education & Development Group*
Traveller's Support Group*
Chinese Welfare Association*
Ulster Chinese Community Association*
Ireland African Cultural Centre
Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities*
Kwan Women's Group
Wah Women's Group
Yin Women's Group
Pak Chinese Community Association*
Movement Northern Ireland*
Hep Chinese Community Association*
you would like to learn more about the Agency's work in this
area please contact:
Ruth Knowles (Publications Development Manager)
Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland
18 Ormeau Avenue
Tel: 028 9031 1611
Fax: 028 9031 1711
corporate plan 2002/03-2004/05.
scheme. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
scheme. The Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland.
implications of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
policies. Second stage consultation paper.
equality in health. Good practice guide. Consultation document.
(*the contact details of organisations
marked with an asterisk can be found in this document).
TSN action plan for the period April 2001-March 2003.