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.
Copies of Mauriora developed resources available from:
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.