New framework for equitable health care for Māori

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The three actions that support the framework are leadership, knowledge and commitment.
Equity of Health Care for Māori: A framework has been published by research and training organisation, Katoa Ltd. The framework guides health practitioners, health organisations and the health system to achieve equitable health care for Māori.

The framework is based on current literature in the field of quality improvement and research on improving access to health services for Māori, indigenous peoples and minority ethnic groups. The research involved international and national literature reviews and key informant interviews, and focused on diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular services – areas of high morbidity and mortality for Māori.

Both cervical screening and breast screening feature in the research reports, see Improving Māori access to cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular health care: Key informant interviews and Improving Māori access to cancer health care: Literature review.

There are three actions that support the framework.

  • Leadership – by championing the provision of high-quality health care that delivers equitable health outcomes for Māori.
  • Knowledge – by developing a knowledge base about ways to effectively deliver and monitor high-quality health care for Māori.
  • Commitment – to providing high-quality health care that meets the health care needs and aspirations of Māori.

The reports outlining the research (and supplementing the framework) can be found on the Katoa Ltd website.

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Page last updated: 29 August 2014