Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency improves Māori wellbeing
Te Rau Ora hosted The Future of Māori Health Forum at Parliament, where 100 Māori Leaders participated in a day of kōrero, reflections and planning for a better future.
In this e-pānui, we profile Charmaine Newson from the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency and Te Whānau o Waipareira.
“Whānau Ora is a Māori led strategy.
Whānau Ora is about Whānau.
Taking an aspirational approach to create change amongst whānau.
We wrap aroung the necessary services so whānau can achieve their goals!”
The term ‘commissioning’ has become more popular when talking about the health and disability system. For those who are unfamiliar – it is a process by which health and disability services are planned, purchased, measured, and monitored. There are a range of commissioning models across the health and disability system in New Zealand.
Charmaine Newson is the Director of Funding and Contracting for the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency and Te Whānau o Waiperira. Charmaine shares a glimpse of the successes of these dynamic Māori approaches to improving whānau wellbeing.