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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA



Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM
13-2

Building Indigenous Capacity- a National Framework

Irene Walker, PGDipBMS, Dip, B, Smokefree, Te Hotu Manawa Maori, 72 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, 1005, New Zealand, Anahera Perawiti, Smoking Cessation, Ngati Whatua Orakei Health Services, 128 Apirana Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland, 1005, New Zealand, and Nicola Te Kahuitanga MacDonald, B/Ed, &, BHsc, ASH, 112 Muir Avenue, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, 1005, New Zealand.

Objective: To increase awareness into an indigenous framework of health and how to apply strategies across national tobacco control services for Maori communities. We are a national Maori organisation in New Zealand who provides tobacco control, cessation training and community capacity services. Implementation is guided by application of Maori of health models that supports a holistic view to health gains.

Methods: The framework is determined by six aspects to health promotion: Mauri Ora Access to Maori World View and Cultural identity; use of the language and traditional concepts. Waiora Environmental Protection; SFE to Marae - traditional home of Maori. Toiora Healthy Lifestyles; Role Models delivering health messages to priority groups. Whaiora Participation in Society; Inclusive of resource development appropriate for Maori. Nga Manukura Leadership; Key community member's guide planning, delivery of training and recruit participants. Te Mana Whakahaere Autonomy; control over their process.

Results: As a result we view: Significant drop for Maori from 2002 - 52% to 47% prevalence rates. Dramatic increase in the demand of training services and appropriate resources Increased cessation training from 7 to 32 Providers sites through NZ 22.3% increase Increase SFE Maori environments, events focusing on priority groups PHU have adopted this model as a preferred framework for working within Maori communities Effect health promotion is a critical pathway for the advancement of Maori health, it's creating a climate within which human potential can be realised and indigenous health advancement is intimately connected to its culture.