Hui-a-Tau & Scientific Conference 2014 - Report
The Maarire Goodall Award
The Maarire Goodall Award acknowledges and honours’ long service and unrecognised commitment to Māori health by a Māori health worker.
2014 Recipient - Hon. Tariana Turia
Te Ngakau Ora Award
Te Ngakau Ora award was established by Te ORA in honour of the late Dr Paratene Ngata. The Award recognizes
2014 Recipient - Dr Lillian Fraser
Te Oranga - Ngā Rangatira Matahīapo Award
Te Oranga - Ngā Rangatira Matahīapo Award recognises the Māori doctors of the past who paved the way and the
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2014 Recipient - Dr Jade Tamatea
HUI-Ā-TAU and SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2014 BOOK OF PROCEEDINGS
Whangaehu Marae, Whanganui - Mahuru 2014
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CONFERENCE THEME - He toka tū moana, arā he toa rongonui - Courage and strength in advocating for Hauora Māori
The whakataukī refers to strength of character in the face of adversity, ‘like a rock that stands in raging waters’. It celebrates the principled stance that the Hon. Tariana Turia has taken on many issues while in Parliament, from the Foreshore and Seabed debate to promoting the vision of a smoke-free Aotearoa. The theme of our conference speaks to the need to ‘stand strong’ in the face of adverse social, political, economic and environmental circumstances in order to advance Māori health and wellbeing. It reminds us of the importance of having a clear vision and a strong set of values to guide our mahi.
The three sub-themes relate to challenging and often contentious kaupapa, which Te ORA believes are important to engage with during our scientific meeting. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations relating to one of the following sub-themes:
1) Tamariki Ora
Māori child health remains an important challenge, with stark inequalities between Māori children’s health and the health of other children in Aotearoa. There is increasing concern about child poverty, which is an important factor driving the unacceptable health outcomes experienced by Māori, both tamariki and pākeke. Because of the ongoing medical and political importance of tamariki ora, submissions are encouraged on developing innovative solutions in relation to child poverty and other determinants of child health.
2) Whānau Ora
Health inequities are strongly shaped by social inequities, and the sub-theme of Whānau Ora reflects the importance of thinking about and addressing health at a collective level. We invite submissions that consider population health, including issues and solutions at the level of whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities.
3) Ora Taiao
Human health is dependent on the health of our physical environments, and environmental phenomena increasingly threaten the health of human populations, including Māori. Environmental degradation can result in risks to health in a variety of ways, and global problems such as climate change have the potential to exacerbate existing health inequities. We invite submissions that address environmental determinants of health and seek to enhance Ora Taiao.