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Taurite Tū- achieving equitable injury prevention outcomes for ageing Māori

27 months
Approved budget:
Ms Katrina Bryant
Penny Nicholas
Miss Moana Wesley
Dr Shirley Keown
Mrs Te Iringa Davies
Mrs Tracey Wright-Tawha
Ms Maria Russell
Miss Mata Cherrington
Associate Professor Bridget Robson
Associate Professor Emma Wyeth
Professor Debra Waters
Professor Leigh Hale
Health issue:
Injury (intentional and unintentional)
Proposal type:
Achieving Equity for Ageing Māori Project
Lay summary
Falls are a leading cause of injury and leads to major impacts for ageing Māori. ACC acknowledge there are inequities for older Māori accessing injury prevention and rehabilitative services. Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou (TRO) in collaboration with University of Otago falls and injury prevention researchers, have developed an effective falls prevention template for ageing Māori, Taurite Tū. Taurite Tū research outcomes demonstrate statistically significant improvement in falls risk and positive engagement of Māori community. TRO intends to further investigate how the Taurite Tū template can be further used as a platform ACC towards broadly achieving equitable outcomes in other areas of Aotearoa for ageing Māori in injury prevention, improve access to ACC services and to injury rehabilitative services. As with the original Taurite Tū research, the proposed research will be guided by evidence-based, physiotherapy research findings, mātauraka Māori and utilise Kaupapa Māori Research methodology.