He Māramatanga Huangō: Asthma Health Literacy for Māori Children in New Zealand

Published online: 
24 July 2015
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This report is the first to examine health literacy demands on both whānau and health services around asthma management for Māori children. It makes a number of recommendations to address health literacy to improve asthma outcomes for Māori children.

Recommendations focus on health system, health organisation and health professional level approaches toward addressing barriers to optimal health literacy for Māori children with asthma and their whānau. 

These include the development of community based and culturally appropriate asthma support, and the implementation of chronic care models that provide long-term, proactive, whānau-centred, multi-disciplinary support. 

This report was funded by the Ministry of Health, commissioned by the Asthma Foundation and produced by the University of Otago. It is available on the Asthma Foundation website.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    24 July 2015
  • ISBN:
    978-0-473-31995-3
  • Citation:
    Jones B., Ingham T.R., Reid S., Davies C., Levack W. and Robson B. 2015. He Māramatanga Huangō: Asthma Health Literacy for Māori Children in New Zealand. Dunedin: University of Otago.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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