Maori PH workforce development: E Ara Tauwhaiti Whakarae

E Ara Tauwhaiti Whakarae (2007) is the Maori public health workforce development framework and implementation plan.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Health as part of the Te Uru Kahikatea work, Te Rau Matatini developed E Ara Tauwhaiti Whakarae to strengthen the capacity and capability of the whole of the public health workforce to respond more effectively to Maori health needs.

Maori health research: key findings

Key findings from the Te Rau Matatini research indicate the need for:

  • Dedicated information about the Maori public health workforce
  • Dedicated Maori public health career pathways
  • Increased innovative recruitment strategies to attract more Maori to public health as well as recognise existing Maori public health community contributions
  • Greater access to cultural and technical training
  • Evidence-based Maori processes and practices (by Maori for Maori, approaches to meet the needs of Maori communities in health)
  • Dedicated leadership development
  • Increased co-ordination, and
  • Information access and sharing


National Maori Public Health Workforce Development Implementation Plan 2006: E Ara Tauwhaiti Whakarae
Maori public health workforce development 2009 - annual workplans and projects


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