May 4, 2014

An opportunity to challenge institutional racism within the public health sector

The Ministry of Health are currently consulting on how public health services are purchased. Provided within this blog post are a selection of informative links and the link to a submission template. Help challenge institutional racism within the administration of the public health sector by contributing your voice to the consultation process.- ed.

There has been great consistency in how public health services have been purchased by the Ministry of Health over the last twenty years based around the  Public Health Service Handbook.[1]

The Ministry of Health buy a range of health protection and health promotion services from environmental health, through to tobacco control services, problem gambling and health promoting schools. These services are traditionally brought from Public Health Units (based at District Health Boards), from Non-Governmental Organisations like Mental Health Foundation and the Heart Foundation, through to Primary Healthcare Organisations like Manaia Health and Māori Health Providers like Ngāti Hine Health Trust.

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February 14, 2014

Précis of the Constitutional Review Panel Report

A report on a Conversation: He Kōtuinga Kōrero mō Te Kaupapa Ture o Aotearoa

As we had predicted (and hoped), the main outcome seems to be an indication that there needs to be a much longer time span for constitutional conversations to take place, and the Panel indicates a number of ways these conversations could be resourced. ‘The strongest message the Panel heard is that the Government should actively support a continuing conversation about our country’s constitution. The Panel recommends the Government does this by promoting civics, Treaty of Waitangi and citizenship education in our schools and communities and by supporting people to inform themselves about the options for our constitution….. The Government needs to ensure people can find out more about the current constitutional arrangements and options for the future.’

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January 28, 2014

New Zealand Exemplars of Anti-Racism Best Practice

Tāmaki Tiriti Workers recently responded to a request from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) to submit an exemplar of anti-racism best practice. The OHCHR works to promote and protect the human rights that are guaranteed under international law and stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Within our submission we highlighted a range of work carried out by Treaty workers across New Zealand including:

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