Issue 4 December 2011 - Te Puni Kokiri
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Issue 4 December 2011 - Te Puni Kokiri

Whānau Ora Updatefor District Health BoardsIssue 4 – December 2011From Te Kete Hauora Deputy Director-GeneralTeresa WallT ē n ār āt ā t o uk a t o a .Welcome to our final Whānau Ora newsletter for the year. We’ll be back in lateJanuary with more information aimed at keeping District Health Boards (DHBs)informed of Whānau Ora implementation progress.The first Whānau Ora Governance Group meeting of 2012 is set formid-February, and we’ll inform you of key decisions made at this, and futureGovernance Group meetings, as soon as we are able.I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work andcommitment to Whānau Ora. Significant progress has been made in the change process to putwhānau-centred practice into action – a testimony to the efforts of many individuals and organisations,including DHBs.DHBs will continue to play a crucial role in this programme, particularly in the active participation ofregional leadership group work and future strategies.Finally, on behalf of Te Kete Hauora, I’d like to wish you all a restful and happy festive season. We’relooking forward to working with you again in the New Year.Tumu Whakarae endorses Whānau Ora‘For Māori general managers in District HealthBoards, endorsing a kaupapa like Whānau Ora isa no brainer – it’s an easy one to support.’That’s according to Bernard Te Paa, the outgoingchair of the National Reference Group of MāoriHealth Strategy managers within District HealthBoards – Tumu Whakarae.Bernard chaired the two-day Tumu Whakaraemeeting in Tauranga last month, which hadWhānau Ora as one of the hot topics fordiscussion.Representatives from Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministryof Health and the Ministry of Social Developmenttook part in the Whānau Ora discussions.Integrated contracts, regional leadership groups,and how to accelerate Whānau Ora within theDHB environment were some of the discussionthemes.Bernard – the Counties Manukau DHB generalmanager for Māori health, said he was pleasedwith the information sharing session.‘A really important part was the willingness of allthe parties to assist in the delivery of WhānauOra, not just with policy but in a way thatmaintains strong communities,’ Bernard said.1 Whānau Ora Update No. 4 – December 2011

‘It was acknowledged that Whānau Ora is basedon the need for good relationships with ourcommunities and as general managers Māori, wewant to be ongoing conduits for that type of mahito be continued.‘The attendees at the conference unanimouslyendorsed the need to continue progressing theimplementation of Whānau Ora’.The new chair of Tumu Whakarae is Riki Nia Nia(Capital and Coast DHB). Janet McLean (Bay ofPlenty DHB) is the new vice-chair.Governance Group gives green light to 10 morebusiness casesThe Whānau Ora Governance Group recentlymade a number of decisions on 10 businesscases submitted by Whānau Ora collectives.The 10 collectives whose business cases wereconsidered at the Governance Group’s Novembermeeting were:• Hawke’s Bay Hauora Collective• Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Māori Trust Board• Te Arawa Collective• Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Kaupapa Māori PHO• Te Hau Āwhiowhio o Ōtangarei• Te Pū o Te Wheke• Te Tai Tokerau Whānau Ora Collective• He Waka Kotuia ō Araiteuru• Hā o Te Ora o Wharekauri Trust• Taranaki Ora.Governance Group decisions includedrecommending that Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK) funds aninvestment package for each of the 10 collectives.This funding – from the TPK-managed WhānauOra appropriations – would focus on buildingcollectives’ capacity and capability to help themachieve Whānau Ora objectives and improve thehealth of whānau.TPK and the 10 collectives will begin a negotiationand contracting phase, based on the GovernanceGroup decisions.A total number of 18 collectives have nowhad their business cases considered by theGovernance Group. More business cases areexpected to be tabled over the coming months.In briefSuccess storiesDo you have any Whānau Ora successes orstory ideas you would like to share with otherDHBs through this newsletter?Please email withyour ideas. uOnline access to this newsletterYou will find copies of the Whānau Ora Updatefor District Health Boards on the NationwideService Framework Library website, u2 Whānau Ora Update No. 4 – December 2011

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