Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa
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Māori Health Models
The Māori philosophy of health is one of wellness or holistic health. It incorporates four components – only one of which is physical health.
Read about Mason Durie’s four cornerstones of Māori health: Te Whare Tapa Whā.
Mason Durie has also created a model of health promotion based on Te Pae Mahutonga: the Southern Cross constellation.
Explore Rose Pere’s model of Māori health, based on Te Wheke; the octopus.
Read The Evaluation Hikoi: a Māori overview of programme evaluation.
Hauora: one of the motivators behind Te Tiriti o Waitangi
HPF's Deputy Executive Director explains the close relationship between hauora, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Health Promotion Forum.
Whanau Ora: a model for people around the world
Hon Tariana Turia has spoken of the value of Whanau Ora and Hon Tony Ryall is reportedly considering funding a community health promotion programme. HPF's Executive Director Sione Tu'itahi believes Whanau Ora is a model of hauora that has relevance not just across New Zealand but around the world. Read the news article here.
Inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for tamariki Māori. December 2013
This report, from the Māori Affairs Committee, concludes that poverty is a major barrier to the wellbeing of tamariki Māori. The authors call on all New Zealanders to support the work being done to improve the wellbeing of our tamariki, and New Zealand as a whole. They encourage a collaborative approach between agencies and organisations to support the Whānau Ora - and similar - approach to working with Māori whānau. They unambiguously reject a silo mentality.
Māori health promotion: a comprehensive definitition and strategic considerations.
This paper offers a definition of Māori health promotion and discusses the strategic issues.
Māori health horizons
The Paerangi lectures in 2009 by Professor Sir Mason Durie included:
Lecture 1: Pae Matatū - sustaining the Māori estate
Lecture 2: Pae Ora: Māori Health Horizons
Lecture 3: Pae Mana: Waitangi and the evolving state.
Download the Whānau Ora tool.
Find out about training: Working with the Whānau Ora tool and Māori indigeneity, Whānau Ora and the determinants of health.
Take a look at an easy-read analysis of Whānau Ora from an American point of view, by Johns Hopkins student Ted Alcorn.
He Mara Kai
Read a snapshot of the food garden initiative at kohanga reo by the then Manager of Te Kupenga Hauora, Theresa Wharekura.
Another R Word
The late Denis McLeod, Manager, Toiora, advocates a focus on the positives of whanau, hapu, marae and tautoko, rather than the negatives of an economic downturn in Another R Word.
Health Promotion: Enlightenment, engagement and empowerment
View the power point presentations of Professor Sir Mason Dury on 17 September 2009.
Part 1 discusses the progress to date and looks to the future for Māori healthPart 2 focusses on the key role of whānau in Māori health.
General comment on indigenous children and their rights under the Convention
The comment from January 2009 urges state parties to adopt a rights-based approach to indigenous children based on teh Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship
The Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship creates opportunities to explore solutions to the impacts of climate change and the threats to ecosystems and biodiversity threatening lands, communities and livelihoods. It is specifically for leaders and scholars from indigenous and traditional peoples. Applications for the 2013-14 fellowship closed in August. Visit the website for more information about the next intake.
Education and training
Check out our workshops for Māori health promotion:
Māori concepts of health promotion looks at traditional Māori concepts, ideologies and practices in relation to health and wellbeing. It considers how these ideas may be used to inform modern approaches to Māori health promotion.
Working with the Whānau Ora tool will help participants maximise the use of this tool. Whānau Ora is a practical guide to developing health programmes where Whanau, Hapu, Iwi and Māori communities play a leading role in achieving Whānau Ora.
Māori indigeneity, Whanāu Ora and the determinants of health explores the link between indigenous notions of wellbeing and health, the wider determinants of health and elements of Whānau Ora.
TUHANZ (Treaty Understanding of Hauora in Aotearoa New Zealand) is a practical, hands-on course, which explains how the articles of the Treaty can be applied to health promotion planning.
Leadership Training for Māori in Public Health
Digital Indigenous.com, in association with the Ministry of Health, are currently delivering the Leadership Training for Māori in Public Health Programme
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