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Hauora Māori Foundations

Ngā tūāpapa o te Hauora Māori

Update: This course is now full. If you would like to go on a waitlist, please email

Friday 28 February 2020

Would you like to learn more about Hauora Māori so you can enhance your practice, that of your workplace and help make a difference?

This course is designed for those working in positions which have the potential to act purposefully to tackle wicked health disparities experienced by Māori – whānau, hapū and iwi and improve outcomes.

Through a combination of presentations and facilitated group discussions, this course will highlight important Hauora Māori topics such as historical and contemporary determinants of Māori health and health equity. You will hear about service, purchasing and policy activities undertaken at local, regional and national levels to improve Māori health outcomes. Facilitated group discussions will focus on the use of practical tools and frameworks such as the Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT) to support organisations, practitioners, planners and policy makers undertake activities designed to achieve equitable health outcomes for Māori.

Topics covered

  1. Historical and contemporary views of Māori health
  2. Local, regional and national level activities to improve Māori health outcomes
  3. Equity tools and frameworks (theory and practical application)

Style of course

Seminar style teaching with guest speaker presentations, interactive discussion and workshop activity.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those wanting to strengthen their knowledge of Māori health and equity tools to support them in their roles and will be of interest to:

  • Policy makers from central and local government
  • Planners and funders (e.g. DHBs, PHOs, Public Health Units)
  • NGOs staff, academics and advocates
  • Health professionals

By the end of this course participants should have:

  • Increased knowledge about Māori health and determinants
  • Increased knowledge and skill in the use of equity tools and frameworks
  • Reflected on their own practice, organisation and ways they can contribute to equitable health outcomes for Māori
  • Strengthened their Māori health networks

Draft timetable

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:30am Registration  
9:00am Whakawhanaungatanga  
Keynote speakers: Determinants of Māori health: Housing, justice, education, health care Guest (TBC)
10:30am Morning tea  
11:00am Speaker topics:
Hauora Māori overview
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Wai 2575
Jeannine Stairmand & Rhiannon Jones
Service responsiveness:
Whānau ora collective
Respiratory disease and housing
Cancer (screening and support)
Rangatahi programme
TuKotahi Māori Asthma Trust, Mana Wahine & Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services
Rongoā Māori Jamie Yeates
12:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm Equity tools and framework workshop Jeannine Stairmand & Rhiannon Jones
3:00pm Afternoon tea  
3:30pm Feedback from workshops Participants
Reflections and actions going forward Jeannine Stairmand & Rhiannon Jones
5:00pm Finish  

Teaching staff

  • Jeannine Stairmand (convenor), Ngāti Porou
    Jeannine is a Lecturer at the University of Otago, Wellington. Jeannine is a nurse with a Masters in Public Health who has worked in the Māori and Public Health fields for over 20 years. Jeannine convenes Hauora Māori teaching of 4th and 5th year medical students at UOW, teaches on the Public Health Postgraduate programme, is a researcher member of the Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) research group and is based in Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare.
  • Rhiannon Jones, Ngāti Kahungunu
    Rhiannon is a Professional Practice Fellow at the University of Otago, Wellington. Rhiannon has a background as a Dietitian with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health specialising in Māori Health. Rhiannon teaches Hauora Māori to the 4th & 5th year medical students at UOW and is based in Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare. She also works at the Māori Health Unit in Hutt Valley DHB as part of the team implementing Te Pae Amorangi, the Māori Health Strategy.

Course cost and registration

$300 early bird, $400 after 19 December 2019.

A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.

Register now