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All Health services will understand the needs of whānau to be able to respond effectively. Whānau will be empowered to more easily access relevant health services.

Much of the funding for health programmes within the Ruapehu rohe sits with providers who are located outside of the area. This has resulted in a lack of access and accountability of the effectiveness of health programmes for whānau and the community of Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru.

 

Opportunity

Increase availability and access to local services

There is an opportunity to increase the availability of, and access to local services and the programmes they are resourced to deliver. This is also an opportunity to explore more sustainable and appropriate options to co-locate local health services.

 

Solutions

These are the Health solutions, set by local whānau, that provide the stepping stones towards capitalising on the areas of opportunity above.

Hauora Navigator

This is a dedicated role with responsibilities to whānau across Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru that include, but are not limited to:

• connecting whānau with the appropriate health services

• being the main contact to whānau whenever they have a health need or emergency

• supporting whānau where they have housing issues that could affect their health and well-being

• connecting whānau with services acknowledged in the healthy homes initiative

• providing whānau with valid information to enable them to take the right steps toward home ownership

• co-ordinating the home ownership programmes for whānau in the rohe, and connecting eligible whānau with their best option.

THIS SOLUTION WILL BEGIN IN 2014.
Wellbeing Expo

This will be an opportunity for local health providers to engage with local whānau of Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru about who they are and the types of services they provide. It will be an interactive expo targeted at the whānau collective to promote the importance of healthy family lifestyles. The information should target health issues relevant to the community.

THIS SOLUTION WILL BEGIN IN 2015.
Hauora Yellow Pages

This will provide health advice and information for whānau across Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru. It will be given to every household in the Ruapehu rohe.

It will provide detailed information about local health providers, and the programmes they deliver. It will include information about what to do in the case of a health emergency, and who to contact for help, depending on their circumstances.

THIS SOLUTION BEGAN IN 2014.
Integrated Service Centre (a one-stopshop)

An innovative building providing the infrastructure to house all of the local health services and providers under one roof. More research will be required to plan for a model that will effectively respond to the current and future needs of whānau in the Ruapehu rohe.

THIS SOLUTION BEGAN IN 2014.

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