ACC heads north to design kaupapa Māori solutions

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We’re partnering with Māori providers across the motu (country) to help us develop new regional kaupapa Māori solutions.


At ACC, we understand that to do better by and for Māori we need to do things differently.

We’re partnering with Māori providers across the motu (country) to help us develop new regional kaupapa Māori solutions.

Through collaborative service design, we want to ensure our kiritaki Māori (Māori clients) and whānau have greater access to services, improved experiences of ACC care and better health outcomes.

We want to provide whānau with a choice of services and initiatives that deliver culturally appropriate care and uphold our responsibilities to Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

In 2021, we procured the design services of 12 Māori providers to develop kaupapa Māori health services in the Tainui waka rohe. With these providers well underway designing localised services, we’re now preparing for the next step in this kaupapa.

Next month, procurement will kick off to find providers to design kaupapa Māori solutions for ACC kiritaki and whānau in Te Tai Tokerau (Northland) and Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).

In these next rohe (regions) we’re focusing not just on services to support kiritaki and whānau with complex injuries, we’ll be introducing injury prevention to the service design.

“Kaupapa Māori has a role to play across all stages of wellbeing, so bringing injury prevention into this kaupapa was a natural next step” says Te Miri Rangi, ACC Partnered Delivery Manager – Māori Injury Prevention. 

“We want to provide a continuum of care for whānau through kaupapa Māori solutions that uphold our Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Whāia Te Tika commitments and provide equity and options to hapori Māori.”

Kaupapa Māori has a role to play across all stages of wellbeing.
- Te Miri Rangi, ACC Partnered Delivery Manager – Māori Injury Prevention

Te Tai Tokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau

Representatives from ACC’s Rangapū Hauora Māori, Te Paepae Whai Oranga and Rōpū Pae Ora are continuing to engage in Te Tai Tokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau, meeting with local iwi and Māori health providers to raise awareness of this mahi before procurement opens.

These partners will work together with whānau in their rohe to design what these services and initiatives will look like and how they will be operationalised and commissioned.

“We move into tranche two with a wealth of learnings from our journey in the Tainui waka rohe,” says Eldon Paea, ACC Manager Māori Health. “The mātauranga and experience of local providers and whānau is the key to us truly making a difference for haukāinga across the motu”.

 

We’re excited to find partners in Te Tai Tokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau.
- Eldon Paea, ACC Manager Māori Health

How to get involved

In August 2022, our Registration of Interest will open on GETS, inviting local kaupapa Māori providers to apply to be part of a panel to design services and initiatives in Te Tai Tokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau rohe.

To register for alerts and learn more about applying, visit: 

GETS | Accident Compensation Corporation - Kaupapa Maori Health Services - Tranche 2

For more information, visit our kaupapa Māori health services page:

Kaupapa Māori health services