Te Ipu Whakahauā database is a freely available indigenous clearinghouse of evidence compiled and managed by the Research, Evaluation and Data unit of Te Rau Ora; Te Kīwai Rangahau. It consists of a continual growing evidence base of information, studies, journals and theses focused on broad subjects that contribute to Māori wellbeing and is a valuable resource for our scholarship recipients and others wanting information about Māori, addiction, health and whānau ora.
Each month we profile an author’s work on the front page of the database. This month we are fortunate to profile Dr Amohia Boulton and her paper on the challenges of commissioning for Whānau Ora. In 2014 the New Zealand government introduced the concept of “commissioning for outcomes” as the key means of delivering its relatively new Whānau Ora policy. Dr Boulton’s paper based on a small qualitative research study explores a specific model of purchasing for outcomes, namely the Te Pou Matakana (TPM) model of Whānau Ora commissioning, and discusses the results of the implementation.
Read Dr Boulton’s paper “Delivering on Diversity: The challenges of Commissioning for Whānau Ora” HERE https://teipuwhakahauaa.teraumatatini.com/