March 13, 2023
Cure Kids invests in Māori health research
Research aimed at improving immunisation of pēpi Māori has received funding from Cure Kids, the largest charitable funder of child health research in New Zealand.
Dr Anna Howe and Dr Amber Young will partner with Hāpai te Hauora to explore how the health sector can be more responsive to ensure whānau receive support and information to help them care for their newborn babies.
The research aims to increase the number of whānau enrolled with primary healthcare providers.
It’s also funding Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick and Dr Tania Cargo to adapt an online tool called #chatsafe to help rangatahi communicate online about self-harm and suicide without the risk of imitative suicidal behavior imitation.
Cure Kids is funding nine projects this year for a total of $1 million.