Project Details

Project contact:

Bridgette Masters-Awatere
University of Waikato

Project budget:


Project duration:

July 2020
June 2022

Haumanu Hauora | Health responses for Māori (Phase 2)

Working in partnership with two District Health Boards, this project will develop institutional responses to climate adaptation, with and for vulnerable Māori populations. Our research will help ensure that climate impacts on health are properly considered in health policy.

A literature review will support the team to understand climate impacts for indigenous people and their whānau in health-service planning and contracting. Collaborative work with the Waikato and Lakes DHBs will identify strategic areas for kaupapa Māori, whānau-focused policy intervention. 

The research team will co-design a framework for assessing risks and preparing for climate impacts, with regard to Pae ora (healthy futures), Mauri ora (healthy individuals), Whānau ora (healthy families), and Wai ora (healthy environments).

The intention is that such a framework could be implemented regionally and nationally through health and social service organisations.