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Kaupapa Maori evaluation of a health literacy-appropriate CVD intervention

43 months
Approved budget:
Dr Teah Carlson
Health issue:
Proposal type:
Māori Health PhD Scholarship
Lay summary
The current research project is aligned with an international health literacy project which is investigating if indigenous/Maori health literacy can be strengthened through a culturally appropriate intervention. Drawing on Kaupapa Maori theory and praxis, my research will evaluate the Aotearoa-based Maori health literacy intervention which addresses cardiovascular disease and medications. A Kaupapa Maori Evaluation framework will be developed in collaboration with two Maori health organisations; Ngati Porou Hauora and Te Hononga o Tamaki me te Hoturoa Services, guiding the evaluation ethics, methodology and consultation processes. The Maori health organisations will be able to use their framework for the health literacy intervention and also for future intervention and research projects. I envision my research contributing to development of Maori through building capacity and strategies that safe-guard the development of Maori health utilising Kaupapa Maori evaluation as the participatory action tool.