Day 1 | Workshop | MIHI Equity Toolkit - how to use it in your setting

The workshop will be presented by Dr Maira Patu from the MIHI team (Māori/Indigenous Health Innovation, University of Otago) alongside Te Tira O Te Rangi Nikora from Te Whatu Ora Waitaha.

The purpose of the Equity Toolkit is to highlight and address the differences in the quality of care that Māori patients receive within the health system.

It does this by reminding clinicians to give best practice and to provide clinicians with solutions to common systemic barriers that impact Māori patients.

The minimum expected for a Māori patient is best practice consistent with current guidelines. The focus is on identifying what best practice is, where it is not being delivered, what the barriers are, and how these barriers can be navigated, including by requesting services.

This tool has been developed utilising principals of the Meihana Model for inserting some of its components into clinical guidance intended for use at point of care.

The second half of the workshop will offer how to apply the Equity Toolkit in your practice as a clinician, a leader and when developing clinical guidelines.

This day and workshop will be hosted by He Hono Wāhine.

Dr Maira Patu
Clinical Senior Lecturer, TI Convenor
University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo ki Ōtautahi

Dr Maira Patu (Ngai Tahu / Te Arawa), is a General Practitioner who is based at the Linwood Medical Centre. Maira was part of the Nga Kete Matauranga team who established the first VLCA General Practice in Invercargill and has spent time practicing in South Canterbury and South Auckland. Maira is involved in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the Hauora Māori curriculum at UOC. Maira is a member of the Hauora Māori Curriculum Sub-committee of the MBChB Curriculum Committee. Maira also contributes to the MIHI post-graduate short courses that support the professional development of health professionals in the Hui Process and Meihana Model. Maira has a focus on developing curriculum which utilises simulation and draws on local Māori patient experiences in the health system to support transformative practice.

Te Tira O Te Rangi
Kaihautū Kaupapa Project Manager
Te Whatu Ora Waitaha

Nō ngā waka o Mātaatua, o Horouta, o Tākitimu tēnei uri. Nō te pito o te ao, nō Te Tairāwhiti. 

Te Tira O Te Rangi Nikora was raised in the eastern region of Te Tairāwhiti, Gisborne. Due to her bilingual upbringing, diverse educational experiences, strong whānau foundations and positive mentors she developed a passion for community growth with an inter-generational focus. This Kaupapa Māori approach is embedded throughout all aspects of her project management mahi. In her current role, she focuses on the Hauora Māori Equity Toolkit, which aims to improve Māori health outcomes by identifying and addressing systemic inequities in health.