The Capability Team within the Māori Health Development Group provides leadership, guidance and advice in the development of capability for Māori and non-Māori. This includes:
- provider capability development
- workforce development
- integration of the Māori perspective within mainstream services and strategies
- supporting staff to become more responsive to Māori
- building the organisation’s capability to achieve breakthroughs and major advances in Māori health.
Kia Ora Hauora - workforce development programme
Kia Ora Hauora is an innovative Māori health workforce development programme. Kia Ora Hauora seeks to increase the overall number of Māori working in the health and disability sector by recruiting Māori into health career pathways.
Why is Kia Ora Hauora so important?
The health needs of New Zealanders are growing. Māori health needs are significantly higher. Developing the Māori health workforce to meet future Māori health service needs is one part of the solution to ensuring the quality of the New Zealand health system in the future.
Who is Kia Ora Hauora targeting?
Kia ora Hauora will focus on four key groups:
- Māori studying at secondary level,
- Māori who are studying at tertiary level,
- Māori who are in work and considering a career change, and
- Māori who are in the community, considering a return to the workforce.
What will Kia Ora Hauora do?
Kia Ora Hauora will provide information resources and undertake initiatives across the motu to support Māori to engage in health career study pathways.
What should you do now?
You can read about career planning, scholarships, study tips and what’s happening with Kia Ora Hauora in your local region. There is even information for your whānau on how to support you as you work towards your career.
Don’t think you made the right subject choices or been out of school for a while?
No worries, there are many bridging courses and support offered at tertiary institutions for Māori tauira. You are not alone on your pathway to a health career. You can watch videos about other Māori like you who have braved the wero and are now working in health at http://www.youtube.com/KiaoraHauora1.
For further information contact:
Kia Ora Hauora Regional Programme Co-ordinator
Capital and Coast District Health Board
Māori Health Development Group
Level 11, Grace Neill Building