really going to fix Māori inequality?
E Tipu E Rea Whānau Services has a focus on rangatahi with pēpi or who are hapū (pregnant).
We celebrated the announcement of health reforms more than six months ago with high hopes for the Māori Health Authority, Te Aka Whai Ora, and we still remain very supportive of the move.
But due to the nature of our mahi - we work in the health and social services sector and with whānau who must navigate these systems - we don’t believe the changes in the health sector are the full and complete answer to reducing inequalities.
We know, like many others, that the move to Te Aka Whai Ora was never going to be the silver bullet to solve health inequity for Māori, but more and more we are seeing that it is not even going to be a drop in the ocean without cross-sectoral reform.
Link to article: Zoe Hawke: Is the new order of health really going to fix Māori inequality? - NZ Herald