Pēpi

Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers engage with their respective communities through their hapū or pan-tribal.

The key area of engagment with their communities in relation to pēpi is through the GP clinics, Te Hā Ora (antenatal), Oral Health through pre-schools/kura Kaupapa Māori, Health Promotion, Early Years Service Hub, Intensive teen social worker and the Tamariki Ora Wellchild Team.

The providers who hold Tamariki Ora Wellchild contracts hold health promotion days at their hauora throughout any given year.

Tamariki

Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers engage with their respective communities through their hapū or pan-tribal.

The key area of engagment with their communities in relation to tamariki is through the GP clinics, Oral Health through Primary Schools/Kura Kaupapa Māori, Health Promotion, Early Years Service Hub and the Tamariki Ora Wellchild Team.

The providers who hold Tamariki Ora Wellchild contracts hold health promotion days at their hauora throughout any given year.

Rangatahi

Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers engage with their respective communities through their hapū or pan-tribal.

The key area of engagment with their communities in relation to rangatahi is through the GP Clinics, Oral Health in the High Schools/Whare Kura, Whānau Ora, Youth Programmes, Holiday Programmes (OSCAR approved) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, including rangatahi forums.

Pakeke

Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers engage with their respective communities through their hapū or pan-tribal. The key area of engagment with their communities in relation to Pakeke is through the GP Clinics, Adult Oral Health, Health Promotion, hapū based community events, Adult Mental Health, Home Based Disability Support Services, Socail Work and Whānau Ora.

Te Manu Toroa is currently invloved in a oral health research project with the Health Research Council and Otago University from July 2012 to June 3013 to study the impact of restoring tangata whaiora (mental health consumers) oral haelth and the effect this has on their mental wellness. There is well established research that identifies tangata whaiora as having very poor oral health , often as a result of their mental unwellness and the effects of mediaction on their teeth. This study is a fisrt of its kind.

Through the Te Puni Kokiri whānau ora initiative, Ngā Mataapuna Oranga and its providers are enaging in financial literacy with the whānau it serves. They are currently commencing a financial literacy project in partnership with Tauranga Budget Advisory Services that covers:
 

 - Training further budget advisors

 - Delivering financial literacy seminars throughout the Ngā Mataapuna Oranga provider's communities


Ngā Mataapuna Oranga is currently partnering with the Computers in Homes initiative, operated by the 20/20 Communications Trust to deliver this programme via its Providers in the BOP region, targeting whānau who do not have a computer in their home and have limited to no computer literacy skills. This programme will be followed on with the Stepping Up programme which will give whānau the opportunity to learn further computer literacy skills taht will enable them to secure employment and/or gain a better job, go onto further training and/or tertiary studies. Financial Literacy will also be linked to this programme.

Kaumātua

Ngā Mataapuna Oranga has been engaged with the University of Auckland for the past  3 years researching the effects of aging. Kaumātua are invited to participate in this voluntary research and they are now in their third wave of research participants.



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