Health Research – Waatea News: Maori Radio Station

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An independent Maori-led research team has received $1.5 million from the New Zealand Department of Health and the New Zealand Health Research Council to monitor the implementation and progress of the five-year action plan government for Whakamaua Māori health.

An independent Maori-led research team has received $1.5 million from the New Zealand Department of Health and the New Zealand Health Research Council to monitor the implementation and progress of the five-year action plan government for Whakamaua Māori health.

Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Lis Ellison-Loschmann says this is a unique opportunity to provide real-time research on an important policy initiative.

She says that while equitable health outcomes for all New Zealanders are an explicit goal of the New Zealand health and disability system, significant inequalities between Maori and non-Maori still exist at all ages.

“We will assess Whakamaua’s role in contributing to pae ora across the lifespan, an approach that resonates with Maori understanding of health and recognizes the importance of cross-sectoral engagement to address health inequities. health,” says Dr. Ellison-Loschmann.

“It is well documented that differential access to health services, as well as vastly different education, employment, income and housing opportunities compared to non-Maori, contribute to key systemic factors that impact on the health and well-being of Maori”.


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