Taranaki students narrow health gap
In a bid to address health inequalities and the under-representation of Māori in health and disability services, Taranaki DHB is creating new career pathways for secondary and tertiary Māori students.
The students are gaining work experience through the DHB’s ‘WhyOra’ programme, to work towards a career in health and disability services.
Established in 2010, the WhyOra programme has included more than 300 Taranaki students; introducing them to a range of roles in the sector and supporting them into roles.
The programme was supported by funding from TSB Community Trust, JR McKenzie Trust and Taranaki DHB.