To acheive health equity for Māori, Māori voices need to be heard, and embedded in plans and services.
Te Aka Whai Ora is investing in services grounded in te ao Māori to ensure that the wider health system better recognises and is more responsive to Māori needs:
Te Aka Whai Ora will also work with Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health on strategy and policy issues of particular relevance to Māori, providing direction for the health system, ensuring that our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi continues to underpin approaches to hauora.
For Māori health needs and aspirations to be answered across the motu, Te Aka Whai Ora will work with Iwi Māori Partnership Boards (IMPBs), Māori health providers and professionals, iwi, hapū and Māori communities.
This will ensure:
Our Hauora Māori Partners are encouraged to keep checking for new announcements of Funding Opportunities. These will be updated regularly.