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He Piki Toroa - Intervention to improve health outcomes and equity

48 months
Approved budget:
Dr Aroaro Tamati
Jesse Kokoua
Dr Mihi Ratima
Dr Will Edwards
Associate Professor Reremoana Theodore
Dr Ruakere Hond
Professor Richie Poulton
Professor Gareth Treharne
Ms Erana Hond-Flavell
Professor Dr Sue Crengle
Health issue:
Child and youth (healthy) development
Proposal type:
Hohua Tutengaehe Fellowship
Lay summary
Research has established that Māori face pervasive health inequities, and there is an ongoing need for prevention research tackling these inequities from early life onwards. The aim of this postdoctoral fellowship is to develop public health research capability by providing a coordinated training programme for Aroaro Tamati while contributing to two funded projects that tackle Māori health inequities. The primary project is a multi-site investigation of the capacity of kaupapa Māori early years provision to strengthen the expression of positive Māori constructs in tamariki aged 0-5 years that can have a positive long-term impact on health and wellbeing. The secondary project is an intervention science approach to equitable implementation pathways for public health interventions focusing on the example of Māori inequities in lung cancer screening. The fellowship will contribute to Māori community-based research capability as well as strengthening Aroaro’s quantitative and qualitative skills alongside senior Māori and non-Māori researchers.