The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to shared understandings of traditional Maori concepts, ideologies and practices in relation to health and wellbeing. Additionally the workshop will consider how these ideas may be used to inform contemporary approaches to Maori Health Promotion planning, implementation and evaluation. With the recent developments in relation to Whanau Ora this programme will provide a basis for discussion in terms of what constitutes a well Maori community and whether traditional knowledge has the potential to elevate Maori health status and improve Maori health outcomes.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:
- Gain an introductory insight into traditional pre-colonial Maori concepts of health and wellbeing; and how this was incorporated into everyday life
- Have a practical guide to developing and improving Maori Health Promotion practice
- Gain knowledge that will enhance the effectiveness of Health Promoters and Public Health Practitioners who wish to contribute to Maori health outcomes.