Oranga Waha: Oral Health Research Priorities for Māori

Published online: 
25 March 2011
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The Ministry of Health and the Health Research Council of New Zealand funded Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare (University of Otago, Wellington) and seven community group partners to identify research priorities that would lead to improved oral health for Māori and reduced inequalities, with particular reference to low income Māori adults, older Māori, and Māori with disabilities, special needs or who are medically compromised.

Good oral health is not equally available to all citizens of Aotearoa. Dental services for adults remain largely outside the system of publicly funded or subsidised health care. Preventive, restorative, or rehabilitative dental care is accessible to the affluent but often unattainable to those who are less well-off.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    25 March 2011
  • ISBN:
    9780986468261 (print), 9780986468278 (online)
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  • Citation:
    Robson B, Koopu P, Gilmour J, Rameka R, Stuart K, Simmonds S, Purdie G, Davies C, Paine S-J. (2011). Oranga Waha – Oral Health Research Priorities for Māori: low-income adults, kaumātua, and Māori with disabilities, special needs and chronic health conditions. Wellington: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare.
  • 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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