KIA ORA HAUORA
“Whakamau, Whakaū, Whakaora i te ao Māori!”
Recruit, Retain and Revitalise the Māori Health Workforce
Welcome to the Midland regional Kia Ora Hauora page. Kia Ora Hauora is a Māori Health workforce development programme aimed at promoting health careers as a great career choice for Maori!
HOW IT CAME ABOUT
Kia Ora Hauora is a response to the national and international shortage of health sector workers - and the demand for more Māori health professionals in the sector.
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THE MIDLAND REGION
The programme structure comprises of a national coordination centre which sits with Counties Manukau District Health Board. In addition there are four regional hubs which are the key mechanisms for delivery of the programme; Northern, Midlands, Central and Southern. The Midlands region comprises of five District Health Boards – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti, Taranaki and Lakes who is the lead district health board for the Midlands region.
WHATS IT ALL ABOUT?
Kia Ora Hauora seeks to increase the overall number of Māori working in the health and disability sector by recruiting 1,000 Māori into health career pathways by 30 June 2012.
Who is Kia Ora Hauora targetting?
Kia Ora Hauora will focus on four key target groups:
• Māori who are currently studying at secondary level,
• Māori who are studying at tertiary level,
• Māori who are in-work and considering a career change, and
• Māori who are in the community, considering a return to the workforce.
How will Kia Ora Hauroa achieve its ‘1,000 new Māori recruits into health career pathways’ goal?
The programme will accomplish this by improving:
• access to Māori health career information through targeted national, regional and local programmes,
• the uptake and achievement levels of Māori students in secondary school sciences, by building on successful in-school and mentoring programmes, and
• the recruitment and retention of Māori students studying health at a tertiary level through joint programmes with education stakeholders.
A full regional implementation plan is currently in development and will be completed by 05 June 2010
REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION
Resources and registration for Kia Ora Hauora are available via our national site