He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy sets the direction for Māori health development in the health and disability sector. The strategy provides a framework for the public sector to take responsibility for the part it plays in supporting the health status of whānau.
He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy
Date of publication: November 2002, updated 2014
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- He Korowai Oranga - updated, living strategy, Ministry of Health website, 2014
The overall aim of He Korowai Oranga is whānau ora - Māori families supported to achieve their maximum health and wellbeing.
Whānau (kuia, koroua, pakeke, rangatahi and tamariki) is recognised as the foundation of Māori society. As a principle source of strength, support, security and identity, whānau plays a central role in the wellbeing of Māori individually and collectively.
He Korowai Oranga asks the health and disability sectors to recognise the interdependence of people, that health and wellbeing are influenced and affected by the ‘collective’ as well as the individual, and the importance of working with people in their social contexts, not just with their physical symptoms.
Whānau ora is a strategic tool for the health and disability sector, as well as for other government sectors, to assist them to work together with iwi, Māori providers and Māori communities and whānau to increase the life span of Māori, improve their health and quality of life, and reduce disparities with other New Zealanders."
The elements, directions, key threads and pathways of He Korowai Oranga are the health system’s guide to improving Māori health and realising pae ora – healthy futures.
The 4 pathways of the original He Korowai Oranga framework continue to tell us how to implement the strategy. These pathways are:
- supporting whānau, hapū, iwi and community development
- supporting Māori participation at all levels of the health and disability sector
- ensuring effective health service delivery
- working across sectors.
References & learn more
- Māori Health Ministry of Health NZ
- Ministry of Health. 2012. Whāia Te Ao Mārama: The Maori Disability Action Plan for Disability Support Services 2012 to 2017 Wellington: Ministry of Health.
- Ngā Hua A Tāne Rore: the Benefits of Kapa Haka Ministry for Culture and Heritage 2014
- The Guide to He Korowai Oranga – Māori Health Strategy Ministry of Health 2014
- The Health of Māori Adults and Children, 2011–2013 (Ministry of Health 2014)
- Te Ohonga Ake: The Determinants of Health for Māori Children and Young People University of Otago 2014
- Hapū Ora: Wellbeing in the early stages of life Massey University 2013
- Te Ohonga Ake: The Health Status of Māori Children and Young People in NZ NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service 2012
- Mātātuhi Tuawhenua: Health of Rural Māori 2012 (Ministry of Health)
- A Focus on Māori Nutrition: Findings from the 2008/09 NZ Adult Nutrition Survey Ministry of Health 2012
- Māori Smoking and Tobacco Use 2011 Ministry of Health
- Whānau Ora: Transforming our futures Ministry of Health 2011
- Tatau Kura Tangata: Health of Older Māori Chart Book 2011 Ministry of Health
- Hauora Waitaha I: Health Profile for Maori in Canterbury Community and Public Health 2010
- TUHANZ - a Treaty Understanding of Hauora in Aotearoa-New Zealand Health Promotion Forum 2002