Te Mana Taurite | Equity Module

Nau mai, hoki mai koutou! Health equity is a journey. Te Mana Taurite module maps a course for practice teams to work together, and with their communities, towards a more equitable future for Aotearoa.

This module encourages general practices across Aotearoa to learn about equity in health care, reflect on their mahi, and establish ways to support more equitable health outcomes for their patients.

To do the module, practice teams upload evidence of their mahi—such as policies, photos, and training documents to show they meet these criteria. Once the practice is ready for assessment, they can engage an assessor from the assessor directory.

For every indicator the ΢ҕlprovides lots of guidance and help including links to resources, explanations, and tools.

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Te Mana Taurite is made up of four indicators:

Te hautūtanga | Organisation and leadership

Pro-equity practice teams have an explicit commitment to health equity outcomes. They have knowledgeable staff who are trained in health equity in a general practice context and have health equity embedded into their governance and management.

Te kāhui mahi | Workforce

Pro-equity practices have systems and processes in place to actively recruit, develop, and retain team members who support pro-equity values. Pro-equity practice team members understand and reflect their practice population and the communities they serve.

Ngā kaihoe | Practice team

Pro-equity practices ensure all team members are trained in the principles and practice of health equity, reflection, and self-critique. They understand and address bias, cultural competency, and cultural safety, and create an inclusive and culturally safe experience for patients, whānau, and the communities they serve.

Te whakatere waka | Service development and delivery

Pro-equity practices collaborate with partners in the community to develop equitable services and programmes that foster an inclusive and culturally safe environment for patients, whānau, and the communities they serve.

Reading and resources

Reading about what equity is, and the key government reports and research in this space, is a great way to start this module and get a sense of the history and wider frameworks it responds to.

Kia pai rawa tō koutou huarahi ki te mana taurite

All the best in your practice’s journey towards health equity.