Ala Moui

Topics: Health care, New Zealand, Health economics Pages: 30 (7263 words) Published: September 13, 2013
’Ala Mo’ui
Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2010–2014

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Photos of nurses on front cover (bottom row, left and centre) are courtesy of Anthony Phelps.

Citation: Minister of Health and Minister of Pacific Island Affairs. 2010. ‘Ala Mo’ui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2010–2014. Wellington: Ministry of Health.

Published in January 2010 by the Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013, Wellington 6145, New Zealand

ISBN: 978-0-478-33956-7 (print)
ISBN: 978-0-478-33959-8 (online)
HP 4975

This document is available on the Ministry of Health’s website: http://www.moh.govt.nz/pacific

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Foreword

|[pic] |Hon Tony Ryall |[pic] |Hon Georgina te Heuheu QSO | | |Minister of Health | |Minister of Pacific Island Affairs |

’Ala Mo’ui sets out the priority outcomes and actions for the next five years that will contribute towards achieving better health outcomes for Pacific people, families and communities.

Like other New Zealanders, Pacific people want access to ‘Better, Sooner, More Convenient’ health services, and they want accountability for results. The Government is determined to turn around poor Pacific health outcomes by providing better services closer to home, supporting effective Pacific providers and models of care, and better enabling Pacific people and communities to be healthy.

Pacific people will be an important focus as the Ministry of Health works towards achieving the Government’s Health Targets for immunisation, smoking cessation, diabetes and cardiovascular services.

Pacific people face particular social and economic issues affecting their health that must be addressed. Government initiatives to increase Pacific attendance in early childhood education and achievement at school, and to improve housing insulation and heating will help to improve health outcomes.

At a time when we have an ageing health workforce and the nationwide shortage of health professionals worsens, the Pacific working age population is growing. This is an important resource to meet one of the biggest challenges facing the health sector. We need to improve our methods of recruiting, training and retaining Pacific health and disability workers.

The Government is committed to addressing these challenges. For example, we will support the training of Pacific workers in key areas such as medicine, nursing, oral health and allied health. We will also support initiatives to increase the number of Pacific students taking science subjects at secondary school to ensure there is a larger pool of tertiary health students in the future.

Strong Pacific communities are an integral part of the future prosperity of New Zealand. Leading longer, healthier and more independent lives will enable Pacific people to not only enjoy their lives to the fullest, but also be well-educated, skilled and able to play an even greater part economically, culturally and socially.

Contents

Forewordiii

Introduction from the Chief Advisor, Pacific Health1

Purpose2

Who should use ’Ala Mo’ui2

’Ala Mo’ui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing2
Government goals4
Principles5
Priority outcomes and actions6
1.Pacific workforce supply meets service demand7
2.Systems and services meet the needs of Pacific people9 3.Every dollar is spent in the best way to improve health outcomes11 4.More services delivered...

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[3] Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and knowledge of services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker 2000).
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