Māori health links
Links to related Māori health websites.
Māori health research
Tomaiora Māori Health Research Unit was established in 1998. The unit is located within the Department of Māori and Pacific Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Auckland University. Tomaiora undertakes research projects which are relevant to the health and well-being of tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau.
Whāriki is a Māori health research group working in partnership with the Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit at the University of Auckland. Whāriki seeks to provide high quality research, to tautoko Māori communities and to further the development of a Māori health research workforce.
Te Hoe Nuku Roa – Māori Profiles project is a longitudinal study of Māori households.
The virtual Maori Development Research Centre (MDRC) aims to foster a Māori development research community and support Māori development professionals and companies. It provides regularly updated information and resources for people engaged in any aspect of Māori development as well as a virtual whare from which members can operate.
Māori health and disability organisations
This organisation provides professional advice and a professional voice for Māori nurses, health professional indemnity insurance and professional development. Membership is via hui, website and networking.
This organisation is the indigenous partner of the New Zealand College of Midwives.
Te ORA is the national professional association of Māori medical practitioners which represents both doctors and medical students.
Tae Ora Tinana is the Maori partner of Physiotherapy New Zealand, and represents Maori physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.
This is a national oral health association made up of members who work as dental specialists, dentists, dental therapists, hygienists, oral health researchers, oral health educators, oral health promoters and community workers (including Tamariki Ora).
The purpose of Te Whiringa is to enable Māori community health workers to gather as a collective to advocate on behalf of whānau and hapū, to organise a hui a tau for information sharing, to establish a process for designing competencies, to network with other Māori health workers.
The purpose of this association is to provide an organisation for Māori pharmacists and to advance the health of Māori.
Workforce development organisations
Hauora.com is a Māori health workforce development organisation. Established in 2001 by Māori health professional associations and providers, the mission is to grow the Māori health workforce, so that Māori comprise at least 15 percent of the total health workforce in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Te Rau Matatini supports Māori mental health workforce development to enhance whānau ora, health and wellbeing.
Māori Development Organisations
He Oranga Pounamu established under the mana and tikanga of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to organise and integrate health and social services in the Ngāi Tahu rohe.
Tui Ora is an integrated health service organisation committed to enhancing health and wellbeing. It evolved from a joint venture relationship between the Taranaki Iwi Health Forum – Te Whare Punanga Korero Trust and the former Midland Regional Health Authority
Poutiri Trust was established in 1997 to umbrella and strengthen the Māori hauora providers in the Bay of Plenty. Today, Poutiri Trust is a Māori Development Organisation, and has a network of 18 hauora providers throughout the region.
International and indigenous sites
Its mission is to contribute to improving the health of Australia’s indigenous people by making relevant, high quality information easily accessible They undertake research, disseminate relevant information, facilitate information exchange and provide Internet and related training Internet site development. Also listed, and noted here as an important perspective, is what they link to for New Zealand Māori health information.