Ngā Kanohi Kitea Development Grant

Mr Anton Blank
Improving Māori child health outcomes through father involvement
3 months

Lay summary

The objective of this study is to contribute to generating an evidence base around Māori father involvement that will lead to improved health outcomes for tamariki. The types of questions that the proposed research may address include: What are the father involvement issues for Māori men from their own perspectives? What constitutes best practice in terms of effective interventions to support Māori father involvement? The research will take a kaupapa Māori approach and will inform interventions for whānau that will lead to enhanced father involvement, and thereby improved health outcomes for Māori children in areas of substantial ethnic disparity for Māori, including in mental, emotional and social health and well-being. The study will be in an area where there is a lack of published research for Māori, and will be led and carried out by a Māori community organisation that is seeking to grow its Māori health research capacity.

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