Minority groups

The needs of minority groups need to be considered when delivering health care and identifying need.  Understanding these differences enables healthcare and health promotion messages to be targeted in appropriate ways.

See also our page on ethnicity.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

Recent work on minority groups includes a Community Offenders Health Needs Assessment (PDF, 1.6 MB) and a young offenders summary data update (PDF, 2.1 MB).

We have also produced a literature review on drug reducing interventions for prison leavers.

Additionally, we have produced a Rough Sleepers Needs Assessment (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to minority groups and health. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.

External resources

External resources

The following organisations produce statistics relating to minority groups and health.