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Māori IT Company lays foundation for award winners

Waimauku Village Pharmacy makes a clean sweep of the Annual Pharmacy Guild Awards with new models of care supported by the Whānau Tahi platform.

Whānau Tahi managing director Ray Noonan says the fact that the Whānau Tahi platform is behind four major category winners at this year’s Pharmacy Awards is timely recognition for an IT company that has always punched above its weight.

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Social Value Aotearoa

Whānau Tahi’s sister company Social Value Aotearoa was invited to guest edit this month’s Social Value International Newsletter Snapshot and share with you a glimpse of the Social Value scene in Aotearoa - now that they’re two years old.

The following articles and blogs from the wider Te Whānau o Waipariera group celebrates the uniqueness of Social Value Aotearoa .....

Social Value Snapshot

Our mission is to change the way society accounts for value through seven principles. Our Vision is increased equality and well-being and reduced environmental degradation. At Social Value International we don’t just listen to our stakeholders, we involve them and we learn from them. With our first principle in mind, we are delighted to have Social Value Aotearoa guest edit this month’s Snapshot and share with you a glimpse of the Social Value scene in New Zealand - now that they’re two years old.

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Whānau Tahi | Is it really centred on you and me? Integrated Across Sector Care

(Guest blog by Whānau Tahi’s Market Lead, Jo-Ann Jacobson)

The International Foundation for Integrated Care is immersed in a conversation about “....people-centred and integrated care as a fundamental design feature that can support health system strengthening in all countries of the world.”¹
In Aotearoa we believe that being ‘engaged’ in the community and having the ability to assess community readiness for collaboration and change is a critical success factor for health and social service agencies engaging in an integrated care model.

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Collaboration for Impact

I recently attended the Collaboration for Impact conference held in Auckland which stated:

“According to international literature ‘Collaboration for Impact’ offers a new way of resolving complex social problems with a vision for creating lasting change.”

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Putting Whānau in the Driving Seat

Whānau Tahi Connected Care is a keyICT enabler to the Counties Manukau Health, Ko Awatea Planned Proactive Care programme, a key work stream of the Manāaki Hauora programme “enabling whānau self-management”.

Manāaki Hauora incorporates a collection of workstreams focused on building capacity and capability in individuals with long term conditions to play an active role in their care (as a key member of their care team) where their aspirations are given top priority.

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Whānau Tahi solution suite enables Integrated Care

We believe Turuki Health is ahead of the game in its approach to improving physical, economic and health outcomes for the population it serves in South Auckland.

How it’s achieved this is through using our Whānau Tahi platform to deliver integrated care that wraps social and health care services around whānau to deliver better, faster, more convenient care closer to home that ultimately improves lives.

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Collective Impact Alliances to support reduction of Obesity in children

Rates of childhood obesity dropping, but adults continue to tip the scale

Whilst obesity targets for children appear to have dropped by a significant 2% in the years 2015 - 2016 the data is unable to tell us the changes in behaviour and or activities of this cohort of children for us to focus on or to consolidate for further wellbeing gains.

Perhaps now is the time to release the power of the data available in the B4 Schools Checks data set held by the MoH as its Custodian, and to share this with other systems such as Whānau ora’s social plan which captures and measures tamariki aspirations for well-being in a whānau centred and supported approach.

This could include

‘Measuring the quality of school practices around food, physical education and active play which would tell us what goes on where children spend a large chunk of their day, ...........and this is just the beginning!

DHBs who have implemented Whanau Tahi’s B4 School Checks have exceeded reported targets

District Health Boards who have implemented Whanau Tahi’s B4 School Checks have exceeded reported targets.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said the latest results show DHBs have made good progress on the new raising healthy kids target - up 23 per cent on the previous quarter.

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Hāpai congratulates Muriwhenua for promoting hauora Māori at Te Matatini 2017

maori public healthKapa haka favourites Muriwhenua will unveil a special new haka at the national kapa haka championships Te Matatini next week.

"Ko te wharetapu o muriwhenua” Thomas Strickland, Kaihaka of Muriwhenua said "The haka makes a stance against all the bad publicity making us look like the centre of harm in New Zealand.

So we want to paint a picture that this is not our house, this is not the house left to us by our tupuna."

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Trust is a fundamental value in health - Video from HiNZ 2016

HiNZ 2016Whānau Tahi is focussed on bringing this value to its joined up health and social care solutions which leverage Whānau Ora principles to create Wai Ora (healthy families) where you & I as individuals are placed at the centre of care.

Our value based approach to integrating care is based on our mission to enable Whānau-centric self-directed care for transformative and generational Whānau change. From a Whānau perspective, this means ownership of their journey toward aspirational and overall well-being, leading to significantly better Whānau and stakeholder engagement and sustainable outcomes. From a service provider perspective, this means helping health and social service providers transform the way they support their clients and Whānau to achieve long-term, sustainable outcomes.

In a very real way, we provide a seamless “end to end” ecosystem for Whānau and Caregivers from Primary and Secondary Care, across the various Community Services sectors through to Marae and Whānau.

HiNZ 2016

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Our stand at HiNZ looked at our person/whanau centred shared and measured outcomes framework and showed how we measure social value and the unique yet proven solutions we can bring to your community to improve health and social well-being.

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B4 School Checks are giving more new entrants the best start

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Whanau Tahi IT platform is giving kids the best start to their school lives.

The B4 School Checks is one of the products available on the Whanau Tahi platform and helps identify potential health or development issues four year old children preparing for school may have.

Dr Coleman said more parents are sending their children to school for the first time this week in the knowledge a B4 School Check has picked up any issues at an early stage.

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Planned and proactive care in Counties gets airing at world congress

Emergency department attendances and hospital bed days are well down for some of the sickest people in Counties Manukau, just as primary–secondary integration gathers momentum in the district.

A halving of ED and inpatient admission rates for “planned and proactive care” patientsin a year is giving some confidence to the DHB’s primary health and community servicesdirector, Benedict Hefford.

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