Addressing health inequity for tāne Māori
Location: PHARMAC, Wellington
This workshop will address the inequalities and inequity through engagement initiatives that are used in a Maori men’s health and wellbeing programme called Tane Takitu Ake based in Rotorua.
The focus of this programme is about Maori men helping Maori men with high health and social needs to realise their full potential and to improve four aspects of health. Presenters from the Tane Takitu Ake programme will cover Whanau (family health), tinana (physical health), hinengaro (mental health) and wairua (spiritual health) so that they realise and optimise their role in their whanau and the community.
The aim of this workshop is to:
- Inform the audience about the learnings from the Tane Takitu Ake programme
- Use primary health care cases to illustrate common engagement techniques
- Enable the audience to confidently ask questions about these topics
- Provide the audience with tools they can use in their areas of work
The workshop will also cover mental health, diabetes, exercise and challenges from a practical perspective when engaging Maori men for a CVRA.
Timothy Ryan - NZRN, PG Dip HSc, PG Cert HSc
Tim is a long-term conditions nurse at Korowai Aroha Health Centre, Rotorua. His background includes 7 years in intensive/coronary care unit, followed by 5 years as Duty Manager for Lakes DHB.
As well as specialising in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular management, he also works as a clinical advisor in a programme engaging Māori men called Tane Takitu Ake (Men standing together). Tim has recently completed a Master’s research portfolio on using alternative environments for health education in primary care.
Kevin has worked with the Tane Takitu Ake team for 17 months starting as a coordinator and now supervising the programme.
Kevin has a background in indigenous studies, which include Bachelors in Iwi Development, Post Graduate in Maori Law and Philosophy and studying Masters in Applied Indigenous Knowledge next year with Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
Kevin utilises traditional values and principles into the programme to help the men build a strong foundation on which they will take their ten-week health and wellbeing journey.
Richard is a facilitator of the Tane Takitu Ake mens health and wellbeing programme run by Korowai Aroha Health centre in Rotorua.
After quite a colourful past, Richard was referred to the programme and his life has turned around. After completing the programme he went on to study Mental Health and Addiction and Maori Health. He is currently studying for a diploma in Whanau Ora and Te Reo Maori.
He states that the rewards he gets from helping men with health problems to achieve better health results and health literacy are the reason he chose health as a profession at 50 years of age.
Dr Aaron Randell
Aaron has a PhD in Sport Science and has worked with numerous national and international athletes and teams as a Strength & Conditioning Coach. His thesis investigated the transference of strength and power adaptation to sports specific performance.
For the last 9 years he has worked extensively within the health and physical rehabilitation field and is currently the Performance Director at QE Health in Rotorua. He developed the functional exercise programmes as part of QE’s 3 week Inpatient programme and worked as part of the multidisciplinary Allied Health team. Aaron was also part of the team that established Korowai Aroha’s Men’s Health Programme.
Audience: GPs, nurse practitioners, and nurses working in primary care.
Last updated: 13 December 2018