We exist to achieve hauora, by being distinctively māori
Equity is not our goal. Rather, it is an important means to our goal – hauora, in its fullest meaning as the mana of whānau. We are focused on everything that impacts this, as a stronger Aotearoa will be achieved through hauora Māori.
Aotearoa is founded on the core principles of equity and fairness. When it comes to hauora Māori, however, these principles have not been applied. Health inequities have been well documented and acknowledged through multiple sources, including the Waitangi Tribunal’s Hauora: Report on Stage One of the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry. These inequities create a significant health burden for Māori and an unnecessary tax burden for all New Zealanders. Achieving hauora will deliver Aotearoa significant benefits. We recognise that to achieve meaningful change, we must address the multiple social determinants of hauora.
We are in a privileged position to influence system change that significantly reduces health inequities. An important pathway for this is building an evidence base for pro-equity approaches and we seek to do this by collaborating with external health researchers on innovative research.
We have engaged in a formal process to review and collaborate with health researchers whose initiatives innovate to reduce inequities, centre around mana whānau, whānau ora and align with our NHC Core Values.
Interested in collaborating with us on your research project?
We welcome research requests from health researchers whose objectives align with our core values and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
To submit a research request, please complete and submit the form below.
RESEARCH Request Process
Our research review process is shown below. We recommend that researchers allow a minimum of 30 days to review and process a research request.