Toitū Hauora 2020: Annual Māori Health Leadership Summit

We will be holding our Annual Toitu Hauora Māori Health Leadership Summit on the 1st & 2nd September 2020, at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, Auckland. With the theme: Tino Rangatiratanga, the two-day programme promises to provide something of interest to everyone.

This is what you can expect on Day Two:

We commence day two with Keynote Speakers Wiremu and Lesley Niania, whose dedication to Wairuatanga, Healing and Mahi Wairua affirm the elements of importance in our indigenous ways of being, and in Hauora Māori. Moe Milne and Terri Cassidy will facilitate the morning symposium which will raise in a significant way what needs to occur for systemic change and how we must do things differently. A panel of Māori experts will then form a ‘Māori X Factor Panel’ to dialogue about what it has taken them to work in a system to make change and how this experience and its struggle will be important going forward.

Day Two also presents three wānanga:

Wahine Māori
Te Aronga a Hine is a collaborative between Te Rau Ora, Counties Manukau Health and Nga Maia, that focused on building the evidence base to inform the workforce required to centre on the health needs of Wahine Māori and their whānau. A collective of Wahine Toa, will provide a range of presentations from this kaupapa.

Kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services
With a 35-year legacy of Māori Mental Health and Addiction Service delivery in Aotearoa, Māori persist this is the best model to address their holistic health needs – so why is there a constant struggle to overcome the oppression of dominating western ideologies? This forum will provoke and raise critical conversations about the future of Kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction services.

Whānau Wānanga
Mauri Ora Social Innovation
Kerri Butler will present the Mauri Ora Social Innovation for tangata whaiora and their whānau. A collaborative between Waikato DHB, Janssen, Manawanui and Te Rau Ora, the Innovation is a first of its kind being led by a Māori lived experience workforce; supported by a self-directed fund for tangata whaiora and access to recovery opportunities.

Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora
Karina Cootes will present on Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora, a Māori Community Suicide Prevention approach that has reached over 1000 Māori homes with the recruitment and support of Whānau Champions across Aotearoa

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