Nau Mai, Haere Mai
WHO WE ARE
Te Whāriki Takapou provides Māori sexual and reproductive health promotion services.Funded by the Ministry of Health and other agencies, our health promotion services are free. Our team is located around the country and we work together using internet-based technologies.
WHAT WE DO
We work with organisations in the health, education and research sectors to improve the sexual and reproductive health of rangatahi, whānau, and Maori communities. We do this by collaborating with organisations to: *build health-literate clinical and health promotion services and workforces; *create evidence-based health promotion resources *deliver teacher-led mātauranga Māori-based sexuality education programmes and resources; *evaluate services and undertake research that matches Māori health priorities; Some of our collaborative projects are showcased below.
Pae Ora - Whānau and rangatahi enjoy good sexual and reproductive health now and in the future. Wai Ora - Policy-makers, commissioning agencies and service providers address the negative impact that the determinants of health have upon the sexual and reproductive health of priority groups of Māori. Whānau Ora - Whānau access health-literate sexual and reproductive health prevention, assessment and treatment services in schools, local communities, and web-based settings. Mauri Ora - Rangatahi use affordable, evidence-based and culturally responsive sexual and reproductive health services
Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui Alison provides overall leadership for Te Whāriki Takapou, supporting initiatives and collaborations in Māori sexual and reproductive health that reflect the aspirations and values of Māori. Alison is an experienced researcher and advocate for mātauranga Māori-informed approaches to improving the sexual and reproductive health of rangatahi and Māori communities.
Dr Jillian Tipene
Te Rarawa, Ngāti KahuCurrently engaged in both He Pūkenga Kōrero and Te Aitanga a Tiki projects, Jillian has a background in research, te reo Māori, translation theory and practice and translation ethics.
Te Atiawa, Taranaki Joeliee brings her wealth of educational experience to work with Kura Kaupapa Māori to develop their own sexuality education resources.
Dr Mera Penehira
Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne
Mera is an experienced researcher, university lecturer, and formerly a member of an international research team investigating resilience, blood borne viruses and STIs among Indigenous communities.
Te Arawa, Tūhourangi
Since 1997, Vernon's roles have included front line, management and administration. Vernon also provides project management, financial and IT services to support our use of cloud-based technologies.
Dr Jane Morgan
Jane is a sexual health physician and clinical director at the Hamilton Sexual Health Clinic. She is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, and a board member for several sexual and reproductive health organisations.