31 Maori Health Providers gain Whanau Ora funding

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Thirty one Maori health, disability and social service providers have successfully gained contracts through Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Maori, the Maori Health Innovation Fund.

Last year Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia announced that Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Maori would invest up to $20 million over the next four years in the design, development, promotion and delivery of innovative whanau ora driven health services.

A lot of Maori providers have already adopted innovative ways to tailor their services beyond what was reasonably expected. This fund will support them with the resources they need to grow those innovative services or develop new ones that have a whanau ora approach. The key emphasis running in all contracts is that they will improve Maori health outcomes. The successful proposals confirmed that these organisations have the capacity and capability to build, share and model innovative whanau ora services throughout Aotearoa, says Mrs Turia.

The Ministry of Health received 231 Registrations of Interest from Maori organisations interested in Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Maori funding.

Forty nine were invited to submit full proposals for consideration by an expert panel comprising consultant Amster Reedy, health professional Dr Keri Huia Ratima and educator, Toni Waho.

“This fund acknowledges the spirit of innovation among Maori in health and I look forward to seeing it help turn the tide on the health of our people.”

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  1. What funding is available to Maori Nurses who practice using Whanau Ora Kaupapa ie. currently invest pro bono hours in consultation and support to whanau, hapu and Iwi. We are a collective of NZ Registered Nurses in Tamaki ki Raro that have a passion for changing the Hau ora status of Te iwi Maori to a more sustainable level. In a collective of 10 we have no less than 35 years practice experience up to and beyond 50 years all gainfully employed and engaged in pro bono publico mahi.

    The CMDHB no longer has a Maori Advisory Board and the General Manager Maori appears to have little interest in Maori Nurses.

    We are all part of our communities from Papakura to Otahuhu. We have a “He Mana Hauora” tool that is able to assess our whanau using Dr Mason Durie’s Tapawha Model and it is in both English and Te Reo. Many families have benefited from the files they have been able to pull together, along with the support of Kai Whakahaere and RN support currently all pro bono.

    We are from Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Porou, Ngai Tai, Ngariki, Whakatohea, Tuhoe, Ngati Awa, Te Arawa, Taranaki, Nga Poutama, Ngati Apa, Kai Tahu, Ngapuhi, Waikato

    Heoi ano ka tukuna te patai ki a koutou, anei matou nga taurahere Tapuhi o Tamaki ki Raro.

    Te Waea:09 296 1506
    Emaira:tuiaservices@net.nz

    Ko wai matou: Ko Georgina Taiaroa James,Whaea Heneriata Paki Papuni, Judi Penetito Hattie, Pkihuia Waretini To’o, Florence Wanoa, Pauline Awarau, Bridgette Henare Farrell,Mihi Pene Ellis, Te Uwira Papuni me Rachael Horlock

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