He Rongoā Pai, He Oranga Whānau
Whānau staying well with medicines
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He Rongoā Pai He Oranga Whānau kaupapa.
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What is He Rongoā Pai, He Oranga Whānau (HRPHOW)?
He Rongoā Pai, He Oranga Whānau is about the use of medicines by whānau.
- HRPHOW provides an evidence-based approach to keeping whānau well with medicines.
- The HRPHOW one-day wānanga provides Whānau Ora Collectives with a practical and evidence-based approach to keeping their whānau well with medicines.
- HRPHOW helps to increase the understanding of the use of subsidised medicines with community health workers and whānau so that Māori may have better health outcomes.
People who attend the wānanga will learn to:
- understand what subsidised medicines are and how access for whānau can be improved to nationally subsidised medicines
- be aware of and put into practice the safe use of medicines
- feel confident to increase their advocacy skills when working with whānau Māori and promote medicines as part of managing overall health care
- understand how rongoā Māori works with pharmaceuticals.
Who is it for?
Whānau Ora Collectives run HRPHOW wānanga to improve understanding of the use of medicines in their communities.
Wānanga run as part of He Rongoā Pai, He Oranga Whānau are open to, but not limited to:
- community health workers
- Māori primary care nurses
He Rongoā Pai, He Oranga Whānau is not intended to be a cultural competency course for health professionals.
Who leads this work?
Ngā Kaitiaki o te Puna Rongoā (The Māori Pharmacists' Association Inc.) is the lead provider for this wānanga. They perform an essential role at each wānanga, using their knowledge and expertise managing medicines, to educate participants about the use of medicines, so that they may use this knowledge with whānau.
Ngā Kaitiaki o te Puna Rongoā is contracted by PHARMAC to provide leadership and expertise at each HRPHOW one-day wānanga. This includes, providing expert instruction and advice, and where possible, mentor a local pharmacist in a Tuakana – Teina relationship.
The prescribing pharmacist who leads this work is Leanne Te Karu.
What is the role of the Whānau Ora Collective?
Whānau Ora Collectives (WOC) are best-placed to assess the needs of their communities for knowledge of medicines relating to Māori health areas of focus. Their role is to work with the prescribing pharmacists to select what health areas to cover and to manage the logistics of the wānanga.
Wānanga are usually about one of the Māori health areas of focus:
- cardiovascular disease
- diabetes and renal disease
- respiratory disease
- arthritis and gout
- mental health
- rheumatic fever
There may be others, depending on what they are experiencing with their whānau.
The prescribing pharmacists from Ngā Kaitiaki o te Puna Rongoā will work closely with the Whānau Ora Collective that wishes to conduct the one-day wānanga to help it meet the needs of the local community.
PHARMAC’s involvement is to promote, support and underwrite the wānanga.
Last updated: 2 June 2017