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Project overview

Reducing health inequalities and achieving health equity for Māori will depend on a better understanding of the science of implementation.

We will develop communication strategies that improve the uptake and implementation of prevention and treatment programmes, with the aim of providing patient-centered, culturally effective care within culturally diverse health care settings.

In this project we will apply ‘systems thinking’ and utilise community-based participatory research (CBPR) in order to develop more effective interventions.

As well as improving health, the research will lead to a greater understanding of how to harness community involvement, i.e. Activating Communities, so that interventions are more readily adopted.

Planning tool developed

We have developed the He Pikinga Waiora Implementation Framework which is intended as a planning tool to guide the successful development and implementation of interventions. Funders can use the Framework to assess the likely effectiveness of proposed interventions. Community organizations can use the Framework to work with researchers or policy makers to strengthen each of the four elements.

He Pikinga Waiora Implementation Framework 2016  (PDF 13.7 MB)

We’d be very interested to know how you are using the Framework, and any feedback is most welcome.

Email hpwadmin@waikato.ac.nz

He Pikinga Waiora: Making health interventions work for Māori communities

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