Health EquityHealth Equity Hui

On Monday 25th September a joint hui was held in Rotorua between HealthShare and the General Managers Māori Health from across the region.  The hui focused on health equity for Māori.  As the regional shared service agency, HealthShare is very supportive of ensuring health equity, for Māori is front and centre in all of the regional work undertaken.

The discussion on the day centered around finding common ground, getting to know one another and asking and answering questions.

Since the late 1980’s mental health and addictions have invested significantly in the development of Kaupapa Māori services in the NGO sector.  The Midland region has the largest number of Kaupapa Māori NGO’s nationally.  From a mental heath and addictions perspective further work is needed to ensure the health equity for Māori is fully implemented.  This will ensure that for Māori who journey through our services their experience is mana enhancing and leaves the whanau intact.

It is anticipated that a further hui will take place late October to start identifying a consistent health equity tool to be applied across the region.  HealthShare look forward to being able to contribute towards this piece of work and working with the General Managers Māori Health over the coming months.

To view the presentation delivered by Suzanne Andrew, Regional Services Plan & Projects Manager, please click here.


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