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How to improve methods of engaging with disabled Māori

4 months
Approved budget:
Mrs Elizabeth Tohu
Mr David Todd
Health issue:
Proposal type:
Health Delivery Research Activation Grant
Lay summary
Disabled Māori experience additional barriers to accessing both primary and secondary health care as well as having a lower uptake of disability services. Māori are included in public consultation, but it appears that the outcomes of previous consultation regarding the barriers to accessing health care hasn’t led to an increase in access to health care and disabilities services. The research activity is intended to improve the methods that health and social services use when engaging with Māori with disabilities and their whānau. The research outcome would be engagement methods that were culturally inclusive and accessible to disabled Māori. The findings would inform future engagement processes and be included in the methodology of further research into how to improve equitable access to health and disability services. The research will be carried out in partnership with Kaupapa Māori disability support organisations.