NKMP - Maori Public Health engages a range of strategies including health promotion, education and community development to improve Maori health outcomes across Murihiku communities.
NKMP – Maori Public Health contributes to innovative approaches in hauora that:
- Promote hauora, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.
- Enable environments to further support health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.
- Minimise personal, whanau and community harm.
Kia Piki te Ora – Maori Suicide Prevention
- Promote Maori Mental Health & Wellbeing.
- Reduce access to the means of suicide for Maori.
- Increase safe reporting by media of suicide.
- Contribute to improved Maori mental health services.
He Poha Oranga – Maori Public Health
- Child Health & Parenting.
- Mental Health Promotion.
- Nutrition & Obesity.
- Infrastructure – Workforce & Organisational Development.
- Maori Health Promotion Outcomes Framework.
The team behind NKMP Maori Public Health: Daniel and Leoma Tawaroa
Mai te Kahui maunga ki Tangaroa,
Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au
All things are connected from the mountains to the sea,
I am the river and the river is me.
Leoma and Daniel are part of the Maori Public Health team at Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu and have a background in Public Health, Kohanga Reo and Community Development. Leoma and Daniel work specifically within Maori suicide prevention, community education & health promotion, mental health, nutrition and physical activity.
Leoma and Daniel have over 30 years’ experience combined in community development with a focus on Maori public health and been actively involved in several hauora development approaches locally, regionally and nationally.
Leoma and Daniel have had a specific interest in community-based approaches, cultural diversity and health inequities and the consideration of tikanga Maori practices in innovative evidence-based programme development.
With a belief in the power and potential of whanau and community to effect change, Daniel and Leoma collectively strive to identify relevant and meaningful solutions that acknowledge Maori process and community development strategies, the strengthening of collaborative partnerships and the empowerment of whanau and communities.
Leoma Tawaroa - Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi, Ngati Apa
Daniel Tawaroa - Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi, Ngati Pikiao