Maori Health

Maori Health – Te Hononga

Equity Framework

Health inequities are a ‘difference in health that are unnecessary, avoidable, unfair and unjust and amenable to policy change / intervention.’
Maori experience the worst health outcomes of Northlands
population and these are in effect a result of the health
inequities in our system.

This Equity Resource Toolkit supports primary health care services to consider implementation and change in systems support, proactive care in the service delivery space and improved engagement by health professionals, to work positively with those impacted by health inequities.

The toolkit presents firstly Te Tai Tokerau PHO’s commitment to focusing on Equity in the delivery of all health services, by:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the health issues and health service delivery for the population of those living in Northland with a focus on Maori for whom inequity of health outcomes impacts the most.
  • Evidencing a commitment to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in clinical practice

Providing a suite of tools under the banner of Te Hononga to raise awareness of personal practice and organisation systems towards equitable solutions; provide tools and training to
improve engagement; lift and maintain practices to sustain cultural competency.

–   Tikanga Guidelines – 3P’s People, Places and Processes
–  Te Hononga as an implementation tool to any clinical framework – Connect, Action, Share
–  Equity toolkit – provide a range of solutions

Other resources available in the suite are: