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Exploring Maori public health leadership through a community lens

3 months
Approved budget:
Miss Janell Dymus
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
This project aims to explore past and current mantels of Maori public health leadership and provide a report that synthesises Maori community views on Maori public health futuristic aspirations and leadership. In 2009, at the Health Promotion Forum themed: “Hauora – Everyone’s Right” in Wellington, Sir Mason Durie presented a number of goals suggested as the “Future Makers” of Maori health. Of these notable goals, this project identifies two in particular: (1) Build on past experiences and establish the vision; and (2) While we can’t predict change, identifying and understanding trends in change will weigh on how we best advance Maori public health. As Maori, on average, continue to have poorer health outcomes than that of any ethnic group in Aotearoa, the need to identify aspirations that will enable horizon scanning of sustainability and the embracing of change is much needed.