Research / Culturally centred health interventions for Māori and Pacific peoples

Systems change for health equity

Supporting the health system to implement interventions and improve health equity

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Project Status: Active Funding: $970,774 Timeframe: July 2021 – April 2022

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What we are investigating

Take | Issue

In Aotearoa New Zealand there are persisting inequities in the health of Māori and Pacific peoples when compared with people of other ethnic groups. Systemic factors, such as the slow implementation and uptake of interventions known to improve health, contribute to this. Māori and Pacific peoples are less likely to receive such interventions than other parts of the population.

Whāinga | Aim

This research aims to develop an equity-focused, systems-based implementation science framework to enhance the translation of research evidence into practice and reduce health inequities experienced by Māori and Pacific peoples.

Huarahi I Whāia | Approach

Stage 1 of this project will review existing implementation science frameworks, identify the facilitators and barriers to implementing health interventions more equitably in Aotearoa New Zealand, and develop an ‘equity readiness’ tool to support the health system to implement interventions that improve health equity. It will also develop an implementation pathway for an evidence-based intervention in an area of strategic importance for the New Zealand health sector.  The equity readiness tool will be trialled on this pathway in Stage 2 of the project.

Project Team

Research Partners

Waitematā DHB

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