Ngā Kokonga Ngākau Perceptions and Experiences of Māori Heart Health in Te Tai Tokerau

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The Heart Foundation of New Zealand commissioned Innovation Unit Australia New Zealand to lead a social innovation process in Te Tai Tokerau to explore how they might enable Māori to be screened for cardiovascular disease at a younger age.

This report shares insights gained from engaging with Tāne Māori (Māori men) and Wāhine Māori (Māori women) about their perspectives and experiences of heart health risk assessment and management.

The report reveals deep cultural influences on attitudes and behaviors around heart health as well as the experience of primary care services, and highlights significant opportunities to re-think how Māori heart health is best supported in the community.

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Authors: Kataraina Davis (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi), Rachel Knight (Ngāi Tahu), Aimee Hadrup, Emily Preston

Persona illustrations by: Holly-Ann Craig

Publish date: May 2019