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Current priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders
Examples of key priority areas for health and wellbeing in Aotearoa:
• healthy ageing and supporting elderly people to live well and at home longer
• suicide prevention
• reduction of harm caused by tobacco
• reducing disparity of health outcomes for Maori
Choose five key priority areas for health and wellbeing in Aotearoa that impact your role or the people you support.
Answer the questions for each key priority area:
• What is the key priority area?
• Why is this a key priority area?
• How will addressing it contribute to the health and wellbeing outcomes of the people of Aotearoa?
• Why is this priority relevant to your own role?
Examples of challenges for health and wellbeing in Aotearoa include:
• complexity and silos in the system
• increasing costs
• ageing population
• differences in outcomes between ethnic groups (including Maori and Pasifika)
Choose five challenges present in Aotearoas health and wellbeing sector that makes it difficult to improve the health and wellbeing of people you support.
Each of the challenges must relate to a key priority area you identified in questions 1-5.
Answer the questions for each challenge:
• What is the challenge?
• How does this challenge create a barrier to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for New Zealanders?
• How does this challenge impact on your role?
• How does this challenge impact the people you support?
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Challenge 1
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Key priority area 1
What is the key priority area?
Why is it a key priority area?
How will addressing it contribute to the health and wellbeing outcomes of the people of Aotearoa?
Why is this priority relevant to your own role?
Current initiatives for improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders
Smokefree New Zealand 2025 is an example of a government initiative designed to address the harmful effects of smoking on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.
Lets Get Real is an example of a sector initiative developed for everyone in health working with people and whanau with mental health and addiction needs.
Te Manaaki Tangata E Rua from Te Puea Marae is an example of a local community initiative developed to support whanau Maori in south Auckland who are homeless using tikanga Maori.
Choose three initiatives that are relevant to your role and one of the priorities you have identified.
Answer the questions for each initiative:
• What is the initiative?
• What is the goal of the initiative?
• How does this initiative aim to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders?
• How is this initiative responding to a key priority you chose in task 1?
• What is new or different about this initiative compared to other recent or previous strategies?
• How does this initiative impact on you and your workplace?
• How does this initiative impact on the people you support and their whanau or community?
Question 1
What is the initiative?
What is the goal of the initiative?
How does this initiative aim to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders?
How is this initiative responding to a key priority you chose in task 1?
What is new or different about this initiative compared to other recent or previous strategies?
How does this initiative impact on you and your workplace?
How does this initiative impact on the people you support and their whanau or community?