Why diversity is essential to our mission

Our Future Health is committed to building a resource that truly reflects the UK population, so that we can identify differences in how diseases begin and progress in people from different backgrounds. 

It’s vital that a diverse range of people take part in Our Future Health. In the past, some groups have lacked representation in health research programmes. This includes people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. It also includes people with lower incomes. 

By prioritising diversity, we can make discoveries that benefit everyone.  

‘I want to help people like me in the future’

Our Future Health participant Renuka Baldwin speaks about why she’s motivated to help change the lack of diversity in health research.

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