Our Recent Work

By: Mauri Ora Associates  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Medical Advice

Mauriora Associates Ltd was established in 2000 and is a clinical consultancy based in Auckland. Our major areas of business activity are: training, research, and evaluation. These services are provided nation-wide to Māori providers, Non-Government Organisations, private companies, and the major government agencies.

Mauriora is a registered CME provider and brings a strong background of clinical, training, business development and cultural competency as reflected in the range of work it has completed, and is currently undertaking. This work includes:

  • Māori clinical leadership and directorship of the first Primary Health Organisation (PHO) in the country;
  • The cultural audit of 34 DHBs, tertiary institutes, and professional colleges that provide post entry clinical training;
  • The delivery of the Graduate Certificate of Clinical Teaching (Māori) in collaboration with the Christchurch College of Education – training over 50 Māori doctors, nurses and health workers in clinical leadership positions;
  • The delivery of the Certificate in Hauora Māori in collaboration with Te Ataarangi Trust – training over 400 Māori health clinicians and workers in Māori language and tikanga competencies;
  • The delivery of training programmes such as:
    • Leadership in Māori Public Health (4 cohorts);
    • Leadership Programme for Māori working in Disabilities (2 cohorts);
    • Leadership Programme for Māori Nurses (2 cohorts);
    • Cultural competencies for PHO primary care teams;
    • Māori Primary Care Hui;
    • Treaty of Waitangi & Tikanga Best Practice Training with Auckland DHB;
  • Research into He Ritenga Whakaaro: Māori experiences of health services for a joint venture including the Ministry of Health, Health Research Council and ACC;
  • Research into improving access for the Cancer Society New Zealand;
  • Psychiatric Support Services to ACC including the development of the credentialing process for Psychiatrists and standardising reporting templates;
  • Feasibility study of a shared Management Service Organisation for the Māori-led PHOs;
  • Suicide Prevention Policy review for New Zealand Police;
  • Youth Mental Health Services Implementation Plan for the Waikato District Health Board.
  • PHO strategic and business planning;
  • PHO Population Health Services modelling project;
  • Peview of Māori oral health services in New Zealand;
  • The provision of Branch Medical Advice to ACC branches in the North Island;
  • ACC cultural competency handbook and training resources;
  • MoH Māori screening competencies and training resources;
  • MoH Māori provider quality plan and guidelines;
  • MoH Māori Provider capacity and capability plan;
  • Development of a monitoring framework for Whānau Poutirirangiora-a-Papa;
  • Needs analysis project with Te Manu Toroa; and
  • A national Best Practice Framework for Māori with Disabilities.
  • Development of cultural competence frameworks and / or resources for the New Zealand Medical Council, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health medicine.

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Many of the projects noted above required extensive consultation with individuals, experts, communities, and professional groups. Mauriora is skilled in developing or implementing effective consultation strategies, supported by a network of experts and consultants to assist in that work.

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However, building upon that, as part of your continuous improvement programme, we can offer an annual review of cultural competency & health disparities within your organisation. We offer a range of courses in the field of cultural competency specifically for the clinical environment, delivering better the relationships between the clinician and patient.