May 07, 2021
Whanau Ora providers draw up health plans
Iwi and urban whānau ora providers have come together at Ōtiria Marae in Moerewa today to work out a collective approach to the government’s proposed Māori Health Authority.
Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency CEO John Tamihere said the three such hui that are planned for different regions are a once in a generation opportunity for Māori to determine their own destiny in the health area.
"We are now big enough and skilled enough to self-design the delivery of health that works for us as a people rather than (it be done by) non-Māori, who continue to be resourced fully to design poor services that don't meet our standards and don't achieve the outcomes that we want," he says.
Mr Tamihere says it’s logical the Māori Health Authority will have as one of its three divisions the area from Bombay north.
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