scoop.co.nz 25 Mar, 2021 05:00 am

Status Of Māori Health Authority “Short On Detail”

Status Of Māori Health Authority “Short On Detail”
The Crown’s commitment to a Māori Health Authority and giving Māori greater power to determine their own health outcomes is currently “short on detail” says Waitangi Tribunal claimant, Lady Tureiti Moxon, Chair of National Urban Māori Authority. ...

Scoop i Politics Status Of Māori Health Authority “Short On Detail” The Crown’s commitment to a Māori Health Authority and giving Māori greater power to determine their own health outcomes is currently “short on detail” says Waitangi Tribunal claimant, Lady Tureiti Moxon, Chair of National Urban Māori Authority.“It’s time for transformational change and that is a Māori Health Authority but what that actually means and looks like still remains unknown,” Moxon said.The Crown is meant to be working with Lady Tureiti and 5 other claimants of the Stage One of the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa in the design of the Māori Health Authority.Last month the claimants filed a historic Joint Memorandum with the Crown detailing the terms of reference for an independent Māori Health Authority.

Core design principles determined by the group about the structure and form of the Māori Health Authority were signed by Counsel for the Crown in a joint document filed in the Waitangi Tribunal.Transformation of the public health system through decentralisation in the form of a Māori Health Authority to tackle inequity is the right and principled move, “finally” believes Lady Tureiti.

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