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Ngaitai wellbeing indicators: measuring iwi health outcomes

36 months
Approved budget:
Miss Jodi Porter
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Māori Health PhD Scholarship
Lay summary
This PhD Scholarship application comprises two complementary components: a) a substantive research component; and b) a more general Maori health research capacity building component. The first component is a study that includes a review of relevant literature, key informant interviews, and uses a case study methodology. Project outcomes will include informing the development of iwi/Maori health monitoring frameworks and contributing to the development of robust validated indicator sets that are better able to capture the state of Maori wellbeing in terms relevant to Ngaitai in particular, and more generally, to iwi and local level Maori health initiatives. These outcomes will, in turn, inform local and regional Maori health planning, policy development, purchasing, and service delivery, and the monitoring of health sector performance in meeting Ngaitai, other iwi and wider Maori health needs, and addressing ethnic inequalities in health.