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Oranga Waha - Oral health research priorities for Māori

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To have good oral health is to have the opportunity to enjoy good kai, to speak clearly, to hongi, kiss, smile and laugh, without discomfort or embarrassment. It is also to be free from active disease in the mouth that affects overall health and wellbeing. Good oral health is not equally available to all citizens of Aotearoa. Dental services for adults remain largely outside the system of publicly funded or subsidised health care. Preventive, restorative, or rehabilitative dental care is accessible to the affluent but often unattainable to those who are less well-off. 

The Ministry of Health and the Health Research Council of New Zealand funded Te Ropu Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pomare (University of Otago, Wellington) and seven community group partners to identify research priorities that would lead to improved oral health for Māori and reduced inequalities, with particular reference to low income Māori adults, older Māori , and Māori with disabilities, special needs or who are medically compromised.

Partners in the research


The research used a mix of qualitative and quantitative enquiry, including surveys, interviews and focus groups with a range of Māori communities and with people working in the health and disability sector; statistical analyses of public hospital admissions for oral disease and injury, and of oral cancer registrations and deaths; a review of oral health data sources; and a comprehensive literature reviews. The findings were discussed at a national workshop of key stakeholders where research topics were developed and prioritised. 

Publications

Oranga Waha - Oral Health Research Priorities for Māori : low-income adults, kaumātua, and Māori with disabilities, special needs or chronic health conditions

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Publication Details:

Date of publication: March 2011.
ISBN 9780986468261 (book)  ISBN 9780986468278 (internet)
Citation: Robson B, Koopu P, Gilmour J, Rameka R, Stuart K, Simmonds S, Purdie G, Davies C, Paine S-J. (2011). Oranga Waha – Oral Health Research Priorities for Māori: low-income adults, kaumātua, and Māori with disabilities, special needs and chronic health conditions. Wellington: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora A Eru Pōmare

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Oranga Waha – He Huarahi Rangahau. Māori oral health research agenda (research priorities summary).

Download the Oranga Waha: he huarahi rangahau Māori Oral Health Research Agenda Summary (246KB)

Oranga Waha – Oral Health Research Priorities for Māori : a literature review.

Download Oranga Waha - Oral Health Research Priorities for Maori - a literature review available in pdf format only (689KB)

Publication Details:

Date of publication: March 2011.
ISBN 978-0-9864682-8-5 (internet)
Citation: Stuart K, Gilmour J, Broadbent J, Robson B. (2011). Oranga Waha – Oral Health Research Priorities for Māori: a literature review. Wellington: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora A Eru Pōmare

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Links

www.moh.govt.nz/oralhealth  The Ministry of Health’s website on oral health

www.healthysmiles.org.nz – The New Zealand Dental Association’s website for the public

www.teaomarama.org.nz –Te Ao Marama, the New Zealand Māori Dental Association

http://dentistry.otago.ac.nz – Dentistry and other oral health careers at Otago University

http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/health-sciences/oral-health - Oral health degrees at Auckland University of Technology

www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au – Australian Indigenous Health Information  -includes a bibliography of research on oral health and Indigenous Peoples.

www.arcpoh.adelaide.edu.au – Adelaide Research Centre on Population Oral Health

www.biomedcentral.com/bmcoralhealth - open access journal on oral health

http://www.dinoh.org/ International Association for Disability and Oral Health

http://www.bsdh.org.uk/index.php British Society for Disability and Oral Health 

http://www.fdiworldental.org/ World Dental Federation

http://www.who.int/oral_health/en/ World Health Organisation’s oral health site
 

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