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He Kokonga Whare (HKW): Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing Programme

Korowai DRJ2011 - 2016  |  Health Research Council of New Zealand

Te Atawhai o Te Ao has taken on a major research programme called He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing. This programme will run from October 2011 to September 2016.

We are only the second Māori led programme awarded by the Health Research Council (HRC) in 20 years, and we have made history as the first HRC programme to be awarded to a community-based host.

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He Kokonga Ngākau: Māori Ways of Healing, Recovery & Well-being Research Programme


2017 - 2021  |  Health Research Council of New Zealand

Te Atawhai o Te Ao continues to build research capacity and capability, as well as advance innovative research methodologies and solutions, tbhrough four new research projects.  These are being developed, incorporated under the theme He Kokonga Ngākau.  This research programme, and its four research projects, will continue to draw on Māori ways of healing, recovery, and well-being.  The four research projects are named Whakamanu, Whakapapa, Whakarauora and Whakatika.

For further information on this research programme, click here.

Te Ara Hā Asthma Self-Management Programme

Piupiu12016 - 2018 | In association with Dr. Tristram Ingham and Bernadette Jones of University of Otago

Te Ara Hā programme looks to generate new knowledge through a culturally-appropriate asthma support programme for tamariki and their whānau, whilst at the same time building health literacy, incorporating tikanga and mātauranga Māori, and empowering tamariki and their whānau to be in control of asthma management. The research will provide evidence of the effectiveness of a health literacy-based intervention, with potential to inform reconfiguration of service delivery/policy in both primary and secondary care.

Researchers: Dr Cherryl Smith and Susie Wakefield.

He Kura: Asthma Support for Māori tamariki at School

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2015 - 2017 | In association with University of Otago 

This three-year project aims to improve asthma knowledge by identifying the specific needs of Māori children with asthma in the primary school environment. An asthma toolkit will be developed and assessed for reducing asthma-related absences and quality of life amongst asthmatic children.

Te Atawhai o Te Ao has contracted with Dr. Tristram Ingham and Bernadette Jones of University of Otago.

Researchers: Dr Cherryl Smith and Susie Wakefield

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