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Pacific Knowledge: Pacific Health
This is only a few of the plethora of literature that comes from our 22,000 islands and 1200 languages that inform and inspire the legacy and lineage of relationality.
New Zealand (NZ) has an ethnically diverse population. International studies have demonstrated significant differences in health equity by ethnicity; however, there is limited evidence in the context of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in NZ.
Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand - Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) - is the umbrella organisation for all those who identify health promotion as part of their work. Founded on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter, our non-profit organisation provides information, training and resources to build the workforce and health promotion leadership.
The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) was established to advance knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. The Journal seeks to bring knowledge from diverse intellectual traditions together with a focus on culturally diverse Indigenous voices, methodologies and epistemology.
In 2003, under the leadership of Dr. Nancy Gibson and her team at the Edmonton ACADRE Centre the inaugural issue of Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health was published. It was a bold step in academic publishing, inviting community people to be a part of the peer review process and focussing on community-based, collaborative, participatory research with Aboriginal people and communities.
Pacific Health Review features the latest research in the Pacific Health area. Our Pacific Health experts explain why it is so important for the Pacific Health community and Pacific population in New Zealand.
This document was developed by the Cook Islands Working Group to assist with the development of a training programme for Cook Islands practitioners and service providers working with victims, perpetrators, and families from our communities who have been affected by family violence.
Optimising long-term condition management for Pacific People
Although many Pacific communities are thriving, overall, Pacific peoples in New Zealand experience significant and long-standing health inequities compared with many other groups. A fresh approach is needed to improve Pacific health outcomes.
On a population basis, Pacific communities experience poor health outcomes in New Zealand. For example, Pacific male life expectancy is 6.7 years less than the total male population and Pacific female life expectancy is 6.1 years less than the total female population in New Zealand.
The Pacific Health models encompass two models on cultural, values and belief of health to Pacific peoples. The health of Pacific peoples (Pacific Health) is the balance of different factors/dimension including spiritual, cultural as well as environmental factors on health (Sopoaga, 2011).
We are a non-government organisation that provides social and mental health services as well as counselling support to Pacific families and people mainly in the Porirua and greater Wellington Region. A service that also operates in Manawatu, Wairarapa and Hutt Valley. You can visit the trust by ringing or going in, or you might be referred by the schools or courts.
Fanau Ola - a programme designed to improve Pacific