UOC Māori Health Advancement Programme
UOC offers researchers the opportunity to build confidence in applying principles of Māori Health Advancement (MHA) to their research and/or research groups by engaging in a streamlined process that supports researcher development, research applications and ultimately research that engages with Māori communities and supports Māori health advancement.
The Māori Health Advancement Programme has two components:
- a professional development programme and
- a new research review process
Māori Health Advancement Professional Development Programme
You can apply for this course, by sending your full name / University username / department through to your Client Service Lead Administrator for your department. They will facilitate your enrolment, and send you the appropriate link to begin the course.
This three-level professional development programme (MHA Taumata 100/200/300), seeks to align with the Health Research Council (HRC) Māori Health Advancement Guidelines.
- MHA100: Taumata 100 is an online learning course which consists of four learning modules. The focus of this course is to provide foundational information for all UOC researchers on key elements within research that support MHA.
- The online learning course is only available for research staff that are employed by UOC, and UOC PhD students
- The online learning course is designed to be user-friendly and will take approximately 20-30 minutes per module to complete
- Completing this course is a pre-requisite to completing a Rangahau Māori Plan (RMP), required for each new research project or programme at UOC
- MHA200: On completion of the online learning course (MHA100: Taumata 100) you will be offered entry into the MHA200: Taumata 200 course, which consists of four individual modules based at UOC, to extend your confidence and skills in MHA.
- MHA300: On completion of the MHA200: Taumata 200 course, you will then be offered entry into the MHA300: Taumata 300-level course, which will provide researchers with a workshop environment to implement MHA principles into their research.
- The completion of each MHA Taumata 100/200/300 course is formally noted through a completion certificate.
- There is no cost to the department for you to complete this professional development programme.
Māori Health Advancement Review Process
The Māori Health Advancement Review Process has been developed for each researcher or research team to complete when embarking on a new research project or programme undertaken at the UOC.
Our aim is to ensure that this process adds value to all research undertaken at UOC and provides timely and appropriate support to UOC researchers on Māori Health Advancement.
- The Māori Health Advancement Review Process flow diagram will support researchers to see the full process and value in completing a Rangahau Māori Plan (RMP).
MHA Review Process flow diagram (PDF)
- The Rangahau Māori Plan will be an online form, and will guide a researcher or research team through which considerations and processes they need to have undertaken prior to the research proposal being submitted formally to funders. This will be available in a PDF for researchers to review before going online to complete the form.
Sample of Rangahau Māori Plan (PDF)
UOC Rangahau Maori Plan online form
- When research meets the requirement to have further input from either a UOC Māori Research Expertise Rōpū (MRER) or a UOC Māori Research Advisory Rōpū (MRAR) this will be organised through our Māori Health Research Advisor at UOC.
- The Māori Health Advancement Review process will not come at a direct cost to your department, but will be covered centrally through the Office of the Dean, UOC.
References and links
- TMR Māori Data Sovereignty + Principles, October 2018 (PDF)
- Consolidating criteria for strength Huria 2019 (PDF)
- HRC Māori Health Advancement Guidelines (PDF)
- 2013 Census ethnicity question (PDF)
- HRC Guidelines for Researchers on Health Research Involving Māori 2010
- Māori Health Publications
- Māori Health Website
- MOH Decades of Disparity: Ethnic mortality trends in New Zealand 1980–1999
- MOH Decades of Disparity II: Socioeconomic mortality trends in New Zealand 1981–1999
- MOH Tatau Kahukura: Māori Health Chart Book
- Ngai Tahu website
- Top 10(ish) Tips (from "I don't know why I have to do this!" Workshop 11 June 2009)
- UOC Māori Indigenous Health Innovation (MIHI)
- UOC Research Involving Māori Guidelines for Disposal or Retention of Samples and Specimens (PDF)