The Innovation: Actualising Whānau Potential through Achieving Maximum Health and Wellbeing
The overall aim of the project was to advance whānau ora by affirming Māori approaches that improve Māori health outcomes. The whānau-centred approach was focused on whānau decision-making and empowerment, with the innovation coming from the ‘ground up’.
Whānau were the ones who decided what it was that they required to ensure they were more able to participate fully in the daily rituals of life, alongside the daily rituals of their communities. In doing so they were better able to achieve their own potential as well as support whānau members to achieve theirs. The project contributed to existing programmes delivered by the Poutiri provider network.
About Poutiri Trust
Poutiri Trust is a Māori Development Organisation established in 1997 to coordinate and promote a network of Māori health care providers throughout the western, eastern and southern Bay of Plenty regions.
The initial vision for the Trust came from Te Whānau Poutirirangiora ā Papa, a collective of kaumātua and kuia representing local iwi. The collective sought to communicate and connect the Treaty relationship in health to the equitable treatment of Māori, with an overarching goal of improving the health status of Māori across the region.
Poutiri Charitable Trust
Commerce Lane, Rear of 74 Jellicoe Street
P O Box 148
Te Puke 3119
Phone: (07) 573 0091
Fax: (07) 573 6316
Email: [email protected]
Disclaimer: This page and the innovation it accompanies do not represent the views of the Ministry of Health. The views represented are those of Poutiri Charitable Trust and the innovation piloted.