Effective Māori leadership is critical to setting the foundation for pae ora and improving Māori health outcomes into the future.

Supporting this leadership involves empowering individuals, whānau members, local Māori and iwi leaders as well as leaders at each level of the health and disability sector to champion pae ora and achieve health equity.

As part of enabling excellence in clinical care, effective Māori leadership is required to support health services to be accountable for continuing quality improvement. The effective use of Māori leadership supports services to deliver culturally responsive health care for Māori and safeguards high standards of care.

Investment in building the capacity and capability of the Māori health workforce is vital to fostering effective Māori leadership.

Although Māori leadership in health is essential, improving Māori health is also the responsibility of everyone working in the health and disability sector. This includes people taking a leadership role across the whole health system to improve Māori health.

More information

Equity of Health Care for Māori: A framework
This framework guides health practitioners, health organisations and the health system to achieve equitable health care for Māori through leadership, knowledge and commitment.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission
The Health Quality & Safety Commission was established to ensure all New Zealanders receive the best health and disability care within our available resources. The Commission supports consumer involvement in health and disability services at every level – including governance, planning, policy, setting priorities, and highlighting quality issues. Their website provides tools and resources for both consumers and providers.

Clinical Governance Assessment Project
The Clinical Governance Assessment Project provides a series of reports that update and assess how well the government’s objective of enhancing clinical governance in the New Zealand public health system has progressed since 2009, and recommends ways of developing clinical governance in the future.

Improving quality and safety – Progress in implementing clinical governance in primary care: Lessons for the new Primary Care Trusts
This UK-based website provides information and recommendations on good clinical governance in the primary care setting.

Public Health Workforce Development
This website offers information and resources about public health and public health workforce development. There is also information about public health careers, job vacancies, scholarships, conferences and training opportunities.  

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand – Runanga Whakapiki ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa
The Health Promotion Forum builds leadership, relationships and the workforce in health promotion consistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter.

Kaupapa Māori
This website is dedicated to a discussion of issues related to kaupapa Māori. It has been established to assist in the development of whānau, hapū and iwi.

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