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Taiora taimau

65 months
Approved budget:
Dr Mihi Ratima
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Ngā Pou Senior Fellowship
Lay summary
There are four complementary components of the proposed senior fellowship programme 'Taiora Taimau'. First, innovative Maori public health and lifecourse research that directly informs intervention to improve health outcomes for tamariki Maori over their lifecourse. Two projects are specified – ‘Te Kura Mai i Tawhiti’ (to generate evidence as to what constitutes effective early life kaupapa Maori programming for tamariki and whanau that will improve health outcomes throughout life) and ‘Improving Maori Child Health Outcomes through Father Involvement’. Second, work with the Taranaki Maori community to build health research capability and capacity. Thereby, the community is positioned to generate relevant knowledge and undertake knowledge translation that improves health policies, services and programmes to benefit the health of Taranaki and other Maori individuals, whanau and communities. Third, further develop my Maori health research competencies to better achieve my professional potential in health research. Fourth, produce excellent and unique written outputs.