Better health outcomes for whānau can only be driven by equal partnership as described in the principles of Te Tiriti.
In June 2022, Sue Elliot, who is one of our iwi representatives, took on a key role when fifteen BOP Māori leaders were appointed to hold the new health structure Te Whatu Ora to account.
From then on, the health and wellbeing of Bay of Plenty Māori from Katikati in the west through to Pōtaka in the east will be monitored by Te Poari Hauora o Te Moana a Toi, the newly appointed Iwi Māori Partnership Board (IMPB) for the rohe.
With the restructure of Aotearoa’s health system and the launch of the Māori Health Authority (MHA), the IMPB serves a pivotal role in role in transforming the health outcomes of whānau and holding both the MHA and Health NZ to account.
Sue will supply the MHA with valuable insights into the lived experiences of whānau in Maketu. This will allow Te Whatu Ora to proactively meet their responsibilities to Māori, to work alongside them as equal Treaty partners and develop responsive initiatives which address health outcomes for Maketu whānau.
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