ANZASW is inviting members to be a part of a Working Group to develop an ANZASW submission to the Inquiry into Health Inequalities for Māori.
The Working Group would meet via Zoom to develop the submission. It is anticipated that the time required would be 3-4 one hour Zoom meetings and time to review the written submission as it develops.
Please contact Lucy Sandford-Reed, CE
The next phase of the national Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children is a hui on Monday 19 August 2019 in Hamilton. Whānau Ora announced this will be to confirm the scope and purpose of the inquiry.
The draft terms of reference can be viewed here https://whanauora.nz/assets/7b6d2ccf4b/Draft-Terms-of-Reference-Maori-Inquiry-into-Oranga-Tamariki-v2.pdf
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Public submissions are now being called for
Inquiry into Health Inequities for Māori
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 20 September 2019
The inquiry will focus on cancer care and explore barriers that Māori experience relating to prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, cures, and palliative care.
The Māori Affairs Committee opened this inquiry in March 2019. This was after receiving letters from Māori users of the health system expressing concern and identifying shortcomings for Māori seeking cancer care.
The terms of reference for this inquiry will focus on:
- collating existing statistics and evidence regarding Māori cancer health and identifying significant inequalities
- studying the higher incidence rate Māori experience with specific cancers compared to non-Māori
- identifying specific sets of issues experienced by Māori health service users
- investigating and critiquing the lower engagement rate for Māori with prevention, early detection, screening programmes, treatment, and medication
- looking at the role primary and health professionals play in improving cancer survival rates for Māori
- researching how to best design, develop, and roll out an early detection and/or wellbeing programme
- identifying where whānau ‘touch’ the system to find ‘moments of impact’ where bias (unconscious or deliberate) consistently occurs
- exploring a conceptual best practice whānau-centric model of cancer care.