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Racism and Māori health: translating research knowledge into policy action

19 months
Approved budget:
Ms Natalie Paki Paki
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Foxley Fellowship
Lay summary
This study is focussed on 'Racism and Māori health: translating research knowledge into policy action' and has a focus on health equity for Māori. Racism has been firmly established as an important determinant of health and an underlying cause of ethnic health inequities in New Zealand and internationally. As an organised system, racism operates at multiple levels (both structurally and interpersonally) with various pathways to health. There is a growing body of evidence locally and internationally of the negative health consequences of racism, however, there is limited research in New Zealand on effective interventions and system change. This project seeks to advance the translation of research knowledge on racism as a major determinant of Māori health and inequities into policy action through the development of a New Zealand specific, anti-racism policy framework.