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Maori health

Maori

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a ‘professional imperative’

September 13, 2016

A new paper, published in UK publication Ethnicity and Health in June, indicates we have a way to go to address ongoing inequities for Māori and other...

Case Studies

Te Kōpae Piripono: early childhood education based whanau intervention

March 27, 2016

Te Kōpae Piripono is a successful whānau intervention based in Taranaki.  Te Pou Tiringa and the National Centre for Lifecourse Research, University o...

Maori

Māori under-represented in the medical workforce: survey

February 3, 2016

According to the New Zealand Medical Workforce survey released in late January 2016, Māori are under-represented in the medical workforce, when compar...

Equality

Towards Health Equity – putting tools in the kete

October 13, 2015

In October 2015 HPF’s Deputy Executive Director Trevor Simpson and Senior Health Strategist, Dr Viliami Puloka together presented to a multi-sec...

Case Studies

Health promotion is at the heart of Hapai te Hauora

October 7, 2015

  Zoe Aroha Martin-Hawke is National Manager – Te Ara Ha Ora: Māori Tobacco Control Leadership service at Hapai Te Hauora.  Jo Lawrence-King find...

Community

Health Promotion: Enlightenment, engagement and empowerment

September 13, 2015

Health Promotion: Enlightenment, engagement and empowerment View the powerpoint presentations from a workshop with Professor Sir Mason Durie on 17 Sep...

Equality

Indigenous health gap – social determinants key

July 29, 2015

A feature article on an Australian TV website has highlighted the issue of the indigenous health gap; an issue that echoes the situation of Māori here...

Maori

Māori Health Promotion: five important facets for building the discipline

May 7, 2015

    Five key elements, outlined in a 2010 paper by Dr Mihi Ratima remain imperative to the success of Māori health promotion today.  Commiss...

Maori

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Health Promotion – a partnership in progress.

April 21, 2015

    By celebrating and realising indigenous Māori elements of te Tiriti health promotion, HPF and its members are striving to be at the cutt...

Maori

Working with communities to participate in the submission process

January 12, 2015

This guide helps communities have a voice in the submission process. Produced by Regional Public Health, it gives advice and tips for health promoters...

Equality

Improving Access to Primary Care for Māori and Pacific Peoples

December 30, 2014

This literature review, commissioned by the former Health Funding Authority in December 2000, examined the most relevant literature on strategies that...

Maori

“Mauri ora!” Strong endorsement of population health from Tariana Turia

July 15, 2014

Outgoing co-leader of the Maori Party, the Honourable Tariana Turia, signalled her support for public health and health promotion this week.  In a hea...

Community

Chatham Islands provide excellent health promotion model

April 2, 2014

  In a recent Health and Social Needs report prepared by Litmus Ltd for the Ministry of Health the Chatham Island community was described as havi...

Maori

Hauora: one of the motivators behind Te Tiriti o Waitangi

February 6, 2014

Every year Waitangi Day provides a useful basis to reflect on our nationhood and the common historical grounds that brought us all together. At the sa...

Family and child

Whanau Ora: a model for people around the world

February 4, 2014

  A speech to parliament on Wednesday 28 January 2014 by Minister Tariana Turia has highlighted the groundswell of support for Whanau Ora as a mo...

Global

HPF making its mark on world health agendas

December 18, 2013

  HPF – and New Zealand – is making a significant contribution to world health agendas.  Its most recent input was to the scientific ...

Equality

Reducing Inequality: A Strategy for a Cause

December 14, 2013

  Bruce Jesson Lecture 2013 “Assertive, if not aggressive approach” called for by the Right Hon Sir Edmund Thomas   Retired Court Appe...

Community

Unlawful Uruwera raids as a health promotion issue

November 17, 2013

  Why are the raids of Ruātoki in Uruwera a health promotion issue? What can our profession do to help all those involved, as well as prevent suc...

Competencies

Mental health workforce: training in Māori health models needed

November 12, 2013

    Māori mental health patients are twice as likely as non-Māori to be put into seclusion.  Workforce development has been identified as on...

Maori

Maori public health leaders agree three areas for action

October 15, 2013

  Three key project areas were agreed at a recent hui taumata (summit) of Māori Public Health Leaders at Te Ohāki Marae in Huntly. The three agre...

Global

New Zealand health promotion held up as international best practice

September 30, 2013

Health promotion programmes in Aotearoa New Zealand were held up as models of best practice in August at the annual conference of the world’s most hig...

Equality

Inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for tamariki Māori

June 18, 2013

    Inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for tamariki Māori.   A report, issued in December 2013 by the Māori Affairs Committee, ...

Community

He Mara Kai (the food garden)

September 13, 2011

He Mara Kai (the food garden) is an initiative focusing on good nutrition and physical activity by supporting Kohanga Reo (Māori speaking early childh...

Maori

Te Pae Mahutonga: Mason Durie

January 1, 2011

    Te Pae Mahutonga (Southern Cross Star Constellation) brings together elements of modern health promotion.   View Te Pae Mahutonga (...

Maori

Te Wheke: Rose Pere

January 1, 2011

Another model of Māori health is based on Te Wheke, the octopus and the eight tentacles that collectively contribute to waiora or total wellbeing. Vie...

Maori

Te Whare Tapa Whā: Mason Durie

January 1, 2011

The four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health are whānau (family health) tinana (physical health) hinengaro (mental health) and wairua (spiritual h...

Equality

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

October 25, 2010

Te Tiriti o Waitangi has been identified as the founding document of Aotearoa and the key to health promotion in this country.

Maori

TUHANZ (Treaty Understanding of Hauora in Aotearoa New Zealand)

September 13, 2010

This essential document, produced by HPF in 2002, provides understanding of the application of te Tiriti o Waitangi in health promotion practice in Ao...

Maori

Māori health promotion – a comprehensive definiton and strategic considerations

September 13, 2010

The purpose of this paper is to provide a definition of Māori health promotion and to discuss Māori health promotion strategic issues to inform practi...

Maori

TUHA-NZ

June 9, 2010

TUHA-NZ is a framework developed in 2000 to assist health promoters to apply Treaty based thinking and planning to their health promotion practice.

Maori

Māori health promotion – a comprehensive definition and strategic considerations

February 11, 2010

Published in 2010, this paper provides a definition of Māori health promotion and discusses Māori health promotion strategic issues to inform practice...

Maori

General comment on indigenous children and their rights under the Convention

January 13, 2009

On Friday 30 January 2009 the Committee adopted the General Comment on Indigenous Child Rights. This Comment urges State Parties to adopt a rights-bas...

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