Te Pae Mahutonga
Te Pae Mahutonga
Health lifestyles: this section refers to personal behaviour and the risks that can be taken under risks such as smoking, diet, remedies that are available. Healthy lifestyles – health outcomes associated with behaviour and lifestyle; to minimise the harm from risky behaviours
Healthy environment. It is not simply a call to return to nature but an attempt to get a balance between health wellbeing and environmental protection. Poutiri recognises that Maori health is connected to the environment and through this medium to the domain of Rangi and Papa. It is about creating opportunities the natural environment. Environmental protection – spiritual element that connects human wellness with air, terrestrial and water environments
Reflected in Te Whare o Poutiri and the respective marae in the network and allowing our people to have access to Te ao Maori – access to whanau and Maori places that are relevant to each person. Access to Maori resources – good health leads to secure cultural identity, coordinating action that leads to good health, economic gain and social policies that foster greater equity
Poutiri is creating an environment where Maori values can be freely embraced and where access to Te ao Maori the Maori world can be assured and grasped at a more fundamental level. Poutiri focuses on the health and wellness dimensions of the individual and their whanau. Integral to this is Whanau ora, that part of the Poutiri foundation which when expanded to other services contributes to the over all well- being and restoration of Maori confidence including; access to education, meaningful employment, a belief in self governance, community leadership and the courage to affect change.
Participation in Society: Wellbeing is not only about these elements above but about how we participate in society and the confidence to have access to good health services. There is plenty of documentation that we fall short of the standards of a fair society and the question could be of how we are going to assist in identifying these gaps and doing something about it. Good health is dependent on many factors; decent warm housing, quality education, employment, being a valued member of society. Participation in society – wellbeing is dependent on the terms which marae participate in the community and on the confidence with which they can access services
To strengthen community, Māori, public health leadership, communication and planning: • leadership development and tools • inclusive health planning incorporating Māori public health indicators • leadership by example (health sector response to climate change).