CICADA: Coronavirus Chronic Conditions and Disabilities Awareness Study

Many people from minority ethnic groups, especially those with underlying (chronic) conditions/disabilities, face barriers to accessing:

  • networks of emotional and practical support,
  • health and social care,
  • vital ‘resources’, such as medicine and food.

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened their plight, and post-Covid syndrome has emerged in many of those who got COVID.

Our 18-month study will try to learn from the experiences of people with chronic conditions (including long covid) and disabilities who are form ethnic minority groups.

We aim to develop simple strategies, guidelines, recommendations and easily adopted actions and interventions to improve future experiences, health and wellbeing outcomes of these groups.

Our approach uses various methods – surveys, interviews, workshops, literature review – and remote working throughout.

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Speakers: Paul Anderson (@CanterburyCCUni @CCCUPoliticsIR), Shirin Rai (@warwickuni @PAISWarwick), @_BahriyeKemal (@UniKent @UniKentEnglish).
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Sponsorship and Funding

The CICADA Study is sponsored by University College London (UCL) and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HS&DR programme (NIHR132914). The views expressed are those of the study team/author(s) and not necessarily those of the sponsor or of NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.
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