African Caribbean Fathers and Primary Care Services (University of Birmingham)

24 August 2009

There is an increasing emphasis in health policy on PCTs engaging fathers in primary health care services.  This qualitative exploratory study conducted on behalf of the Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust examined the views and experiences of 46 African Caribbean fathers.  While few make use of preventive health services (many are simply unaware that they exist), the study found that these African-Caribbean fathers are not a ‘hard to reach’ group.  The fathers were keen to be involved and proved passionate about the health and well-being of their children (including their mental well-being) – and the researchers identified a range of opportunities for improving engagement with them.

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