Marlborough Primary Health works to improve access to health services for Maori in Marlborough, supported by the Nelson Marlborough Health and local Maori Health Providers.
Marlborough Primary Health recognises the status of Māori in our society expressed under the Treaty of Waitangi. Iwi are an essential partner in developing and implementing health strategies for Maori in Marlborough based on
- Partnership; as the conduit for working with iwi, hapu, whanau and Māori communities to reduce health disparities and improve health status of Māori in Marlborough.
- Participation; as a channel to involve and or consult with Māori at all levels of the Primary Health care sector which includes planning, development and service delivery to improve Māori health in the Marlborough region.
- Protection; ensuring that Māori wellbeing is protected and improved as well as safeguarding Māori cultural concepts, values and practices.
There are a number of strategic documents and plans that influence the Māori health landscape in Marlborough. From strategies of national significance such as He Korowai Oranga to locally focused research information such as Te Hoe Nuku Roa.