Established in 2009, the Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Māori: Māori Health Innovation Fund supports Māori health providers for up to four years to scope design, develop, implement and evaluate their vision of innovative initiatives that effectively meet the health needs of whānau, hapū, iwi and their wider communities.
The fund aligns to He Korowai Oranga (the Māori Health Strategy). The overall aim of the fund is to improve Māori health outcomes and achieve whānau ora through innovative service design, delivery and evaluation.
Whānau Ora is about supporting Māori families to achieve their maximum health and wellbeing. It is an empowering concept which reorients our health sector towards a wellness and wholeness approach, placing whānau at the centre of services. Innovation is about recognising holistic and tikanga-based approaches to addressing health and disability issues for Māori and their wider communities.
This document illustrates highlights and stories of innovations trialed in the first stage of Māori innovation funding between 2013 and 2017 under the Te Kākano/seeding innovation category.