The aim of this research project is to develop a collaborative approach to health service delivery involving rongoa practitioners and medical clinicians in Te Tairawhiti. To meet this aim, the study will use kaupapa Maori and an action research approach to address the following objectives. 1. Valuing Equality: To develop tikanga and kawa for a collaborative approach to healing in Te Tairawhiti 2. Enhancing Quality: To develop an evidence base for a collaborative approach to healing in Te Tairawhiti 3. Promoting Integrity: To develop a model for a collaborative approach to health service delivery The research results will be used to inform the development of an innovative service model to assist community health organisations to better understand where and when traditional healing fits best, alongside medical practices, in the management of illnesses and/or to plan prevention and self-care strategies that promote and sustain health and wellbeing for Maori.