The Indigenous Health Subcommittee, in partnership with the New Zealand Faculty, has been progressing work on a project to achieve equity for Māori in New Zealand.
A very successful hui (meeting) was held on 8 March 2018 in Auckland New Zealand at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae. The hui’s purpose was for a broad range of stakeholders from within the ED, health researchers and other Colleges to meet to discuss ways in which ACEM can work in partnership to achieve equity for Maori in New Zealand Emergency Departments. A joint project between the Indigenous Health Subcommittee and the New Zealand Faculty, the hui involved a formal powhiri, a range of speakers and robust and spirited workshop sessions. Sessions were recorded and a full report on the hui will be shared on the College website in coming weeks.
The insights and input collated from the hui will usefully inform the development of the College’s long term strategy. The next phase of the project will involve further consultation and engagement and the Board has committed to the formation of a Steering Group to oversee this work. Expressions of interest for positions on this group will be advertised soon.
Take a look at some images from the meeting below.