Māori Health Research
Te Puna Ora o Mataatua established its Health and Populations Research Institute in 2017.
Measles Mumps & Rubella Rangatahi Survey
In partnership with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Ko ngā rangatahi, ngā rangitira mō āpōpō.
In 2019 Aotearoa had a major measles outbreak. Māori were disproportionately affected during this time, and to address this, Te Puna Ora o Mataatua is rethinking how we deliver MMR Vaccines.
Between May and August this year we ran an MMR Rangatahi Survey.
A total of 849 Rangatahi Māori completed the survey from all over the rohe, providing helpful insights around the numbers of rangatahi Māori that are fully vaccinated against MMR and the attitudes towards vaccination amongst rangatahi Māori.
This data will now be used to develop Māori-centred approaches to increasing MMR vaccination rates.
To all 1078 rangatahi who participated in this survey – your whakaaro is greatly appreciated and valued by our team, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou!
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The Health and Populations Research Institute is currently working on a number of health-related projects.
In partnership with Accident Compensation Corporation Nov 2021
The purpose of the ACC Bilingual Survey wasto understand the strengths and weaknesses of ACC services (and those of their providers) within the Eastern Bay of Plenty. This data willbe used to shape more culturally-appropriate services in our region.
Homebased Support Services
Ministry of Health
Investigation underway into the BOPDHB Homebase Healthcare Model
Koeke Wellbeing Project
Te Puna Ora o Mataatua Summer interns 2021 Kimiora Whaanga and Maija Stephens
We are currently developing an exhibition of art and documentary photography, produced in collaboration with Ngāti Rangitihi koeke and used as segues into conversations about maumahara, matewareware/dementia and koeke mental health.
Telehealth in mild cognitive impairment and Māori
In partnership with University of Auckland and Brain Research New Zealand July 2021
To understand the barriers and promoters of koeke (elderly Māori) using technology for health consultations.
Understanding the Risk Factors that contribute to Dementia in Māori
Te Puna Ora o Mataatua Summer intern 2021 Caleb Le Roy
Literature review of the Risk Factors that contribute to Dementia in Māori, and He Whakahihiko Hinengaro Dementia Feasibility Project
The results of the Health and Populations Research Institute completed projects.
ACC Māori Cultural Capabilities Review
Research canvassed best practice and cultural capability across a number of health and social agencies across the public sector.
Census 2018 Campaign
Statistics New Zealand
Completed campaign at Mataatua Kapahaka Regionals encouraging participation by Māori in Census NZ.
Dementia Awareness Campaign
Lotteries Commission Health Research
An awareness campaign was launched on International Dementia Day 21 September 2019.
Enhancing Cultural Reproduction of Kai
Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga
Research investigating the production of Kai including practices relating to governance and sovereignty.
Health & Agribusiness
Land & Water National Science Challenge 2019
Aim of research focused on enhancing primary sector while maintaining and improving the health of the land and water quality for future generations.
Health & Governance
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Research looks into new and health governance structures that can intervene in persisting inequalities.
Mataatua Definitions of Well-Being
Bay Trust & TPOOM
Research is surveying Māori whānau across Mataatua to understand local definitions of well-being.
Mumps, Measles and Rubella Survey
In partnership with Bay of Plenty District Health Board Sept 2021
Investigation underway to determine the numbers of rangatahi Māori that are fully vaccinated against MMR and understand attitudes towards vaccination amongst rangatahi Māori.