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A kaupapa Māori approach to improving wellbeing for rural whānau Māori

24 months
Approved budget:
Ms Taria Tane
Snow Tane
Taoho Patuawa
Ms Thalea Tane
Sapphire Davenport
Health issue:
Child and youth (healthy) development
Proposal type:
Explorer Grant
Lay summary
The persistence of wellbeing inequities for Tangata Whenua in Aotearoa remains ostensible, particularly for whānau Māori living in rural areas. There is huge scope to significantly reduce or eliminate inequities and given the complex nature of many of the health conditions faced by whānau Māori, a multifaceted approach that is led by Māori is needed to achieve this aspiration. Using learnings from Te Roroa’s Iwi-led COVID-19 community response, we propose to develop and measure the impact of a community-based intervention aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of whānau located in remote areas of the Kaipara and Hokianga. ‘Te Roroa Community Response’ will deploy kaiarahi to engage and advocate for whānau needs, with an approach underpinned by Te Roroa’s Conceptual Wellbeing Framework.