Published: 28th Jan 2011

Powers to tackle public health issues are being handed down to the local level. But will it bring about the fundamental shift needed to finally tackle inequality? Clare Goff reports These three siblings are among the thousands who have participated in the Born in Bradford study Since 2006 every baby born in Bradford has been invited to be part of a study aimed at unpicking the city’s poor health record. Currently 13,000 babies are signed up to Born in Bradford, half of whom have Pakistani heritage and half of whom are white, mirroring the city’s ethnic mix. Believed to be the biggest bi-ethnic study of its kind, Born in Bradford is hoping to use the data to discover why, in a city in which infant mortality levels are twice the national average, babies from south Asian families are more likely to die as infants than their … (To read the full article, subscribe below)