Project to increase Māori cervical screening wins health award
A regional project to improved cervical health outcomes for Māori wahine was one of two winners at the 2019 Health Hawke's Bay awards this weekend.
The ongoing project is a collaboration between Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Population Screening team, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga's mobile nursing team and Choices Kahungunu health services. It focuses on reaching Māori and Pasifika women who are untested or have not been tested in over five years. Over a four-month period, outreach teams visited 328 homes and phoned 400 women who had not been reached by the current system.
Read more on the New Zealand Herald website.