Ngā Kanohi Kitea full project (2016 funding round)

Ms Toni Roberts
Te Puna o Ngā Kākano Charitable Trust
He Puna Reo He Puna Oranga Whānau: Impact of urban Puna Reo on health and wellbeing
18 months

Lay summary

This research project explores the impacts of an urban-based Māori Puna Reo (early childcare within a kaupapa Māori context) on the health and wellbeing of tamariki and their whānau, with a specific focus on taha wairua, taha hinengaro, taha tinana, and taha wairua. Kaupapa Māori methodology will guide the project as well as components of Hua Oranga as a framework to analyse and understand the findings of the research. A steering group comprising Puna Reo staff and whānau will be established to ensure that the methodology is both relevant and informed. Clinical oversight of all facets of the methodology will be provided by Dr Paula King, a Māori public health physician who specialises in indigenous child and youth health, rights to health, and quality of health services underpinned by equity.

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