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The mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme's Te Hiringa Kounga Māori group:

  • advocates Māori bodies of knowledge and experience
  • incorporates tikanga Māori, pūrākau, karakia and waiata into the MHA quality improvement programme
  • supports Māori and wider sector engagement
  • raises awareness of MHA issues for Māori
  • advises the development of effective interventions for Māori
  • ensures the programme is responsive to tangata whaiora and whānau experience
  • improves health equity, and reduces harm, mortality and unwarranted variation across MHA services.



Last updated: 24th March, 2023