Simon Royal, Chief Executive of the National Hauora Coalition, welcomes the announcement from Minister of Health, Hon David Clark, of a wide ranging review of the health and disability system.
NHC engaged Julian King & Associates Limited to undertake an evaluation of the FFP programme, which was designed as a new approach to primary health care funding allocation, and reducing inequities among high needs populations.
The waha kura (flax bassinet) was developed as a culturally appropriate alternative to co-sleeping, to address high rates of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) in the Māori community, where 62% of SUDI deaths in Aotearoa occur.
Dr Matire Harwood (Ngāpuhi), NHC GP lead was awarded a fellowship in the 2017 L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science programme for her research in addressing the inequities of health-related outcomes between indigenous and non-indigenous people.
NHC led a series of four pilot interventions to test whether they had an impact on antibiotic adherence. The trial was carried out in the South Auckland community during late 2014.
NHC recently published a report to articulate equity considerations regarding the sustainability of very ‘high needs’ Primary Care practices in a capitated environment.