Primary care improvement case study: Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust: He Mate Huka Oranga – a project to keep well with diabetes
Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust (TCKT) is a kaupapa Māori health and social services provider, which delivers holistic care following a whānau ora approach, underpinned by kaupapa Māori values.
In this case study you can read about how TCKT's disease state management (DSM) nursing service identified that many of the community’s whānau who weren’t engaged with any health services also had type 2 diabetes.
Through a Whakakotahi quality improvement project, TCKT developed a programme to deliver a weekly education and support clinic through a Diabetes Support Group in a community setting, which was open to anyone, whether they were a TCKT client or not. The clinic has given whānau the confidence to take control of their own health and talk to their general practitioner (GP) about what they want for themselves, and their diabetes control has also improved.