The Fono (skin infections in the Tuvaluan community, equity and consumer/community focus)

Project overview: Skin and subcutaneous skin infections in a Pacific population. Working with the Auckland Tuvaluan community to develop and test culturally appropriate methods to address health inequities in skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) rate, prevention and treatment for Pacific peoples and Māori.

Primary care improvement
case study: The Fono ‘Happy Skin’ project: Skin and soft tissue infections in the Tuvaluan community

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Commission news article ‘Tackling skin infections in a Pacific population’ (June 2018)

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Presentation from Whakakotahi learning session 1

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Presentation from Whakakotahi learning session 2

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Presentation from Whakakotahi learning session 3

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Commission news article ‘Tuvaluan community drives message to improve skin infection rates’ (July 2019)

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Infographic outlining the project’s results

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Commission news article 'The Fono’s Whakakotahi project an award finalist' (January 2020)

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Commission news article 'The Fono looks to extend award-winning quality improvement project’s reach' (March 2020)

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South City Health (improving outcomes and addressing inequity for high-need eczema patients, aged under 18)

Project overview: Improving outcomes and addressing inequity for high-need eczema patients, aged under 18, through development and testing of a free, easily accessible, nurse-led clinic offering eczema education and support.

Presentation from Whakakotahi learning session 1

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Presentation from Whakakotahi learning session 2

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Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga (collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to responding to high-needs patients within a kaupapa Māori context)

Project overview: Preventing cellulitis/infected eczema-related late presentations and/or hospitalisations through the development of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to responding to high-needs patients within a kaupapa Māori context. Aims are: improved health literacy, Whānau Manaaki and better coordinated support between general practice and the community setting.

Presentation from Whakakotahi learning session 1

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Presentation from Whakakotahi learning session 2

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Last updated 07/07/2020