Study hopes to lead to better health results for tamariki

By Karen June 15, 2017

A new study involving University of Waikato and Waikato Hospital staff will evaluate if an organised holistic approach improves health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori children admitted to hospital.

The Health Research Council-funded study, worth $933,933 over three years, was one of 51 announced in the latest round of HRC funding. Dr Nina Scott (Waikato, Ngāti Whatua), a public health physician at Te Puna Oranga – Māori health, Waikato District Health Board, will lead the study, working with public health physician Associate Professor Polly Atatoa Carr and community psychologist Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere from the University of Waikato, public health physician Dr Peter Sandiford, and a Waikato District Health Board team.

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