NKMP Maori Public Health
Maori Public Health is a population-based model that contributes to improved knowledge, attitudes, behavioural and circumstance change for whanau, hapu and iwi. NKMP Maori Public Health engages a range of strategies including health promotion, education and community development to improve Maori health outcomes across Southland communities.
NKMP Maori Public Health contributes to innovative, high quality programmes that:
Kia Piki te Ora – Maori Suicide Prevention
He Poha Oranga – Maori Public Health
He Poha Oranga – Murihiku Maori Model of Hauora
The Poha is the traditional Ngai Tahu/Rakiura Maori means of preserving, storing and the transporting of titi/mutton-bird. The Poha can also be seen as a traditional indicator of whanau/iwi wellbeing. He Poha Oranga helps to conceptualise health in Maori terms. He Poha Oranga encapsulates a set of factors that are uniquely Maori and brings meaning in terms of hauora and is based on the following fundamental principles.
· Whakapapa - Traditional Maori knowledge
· Te Reo Maori - Communication/engagement
· Whanau - Collective responsibility – Common good
· Taiao - Our living link to the environment (Social or Physical)
· Manaaki - Prevention, protection, management
Daniel Tawaroa Te Tana
NKMP Maori Public Health Manager
Phone: (03) 214 5260
Free Phone: 0800 925 242