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Waitangi Tribunal Research Report about disabled Māori

Response to official information request

  1. How does the DHB involve disabled Māori in decision-making?
  2. What support (e.g. financial or travel assistance) does the DHB provide to disabled Māori to ensure they’re able to fully participate in its committees and advisory groups?
  3. Does the DHB offer the Board, statutory committees, alliance leadership teams and clinical governance groups any training to build their skills and expertise in cultural safety/competence and in disability responsiveness? Please provide evidence of this.
  4. What other mechanisms does the DHB use to ensure disabled Māori are involved in DHB strategy, policy, implementation, service design, delivery, evaluation and monitoring? Please provide any terms of reference or relevant supporting documents.
  5. What strategies and policies are in place specifically to give effect to the DHB’s obligations to disabled Māori under the following?
  6. How are the requirements for compliance with the Ministry of Health Operational Policy Framework 2018/19 met with respect to disabled Māori (especially with regard to Sections 3.9 to 3.13)?
  7. What strategies and policies are in place to ensure compliance with the following requirements?
  8. How much did the DHB spend per year for the past five financial years on health services?
  9. What proportion of the funding for disabled Māori was used to fund services (all and disability-specific services) by Māori owned, Māori governed health providers?
  10. What accountability mechanisms does the DHB use to ensure that all of the services that the DHB contracts are appropriate and effective for disabled Māori?
  11. Please provide evidence and examples of how contracts require equity for disabled Māori in workforce, and in outcomes?
  12. How does the DHB ensure disabled Māori are able to access Māori-centred health and disability services?
  13. How many complaints or letters of feedback have been received in the last five years from disabled Māori or regarding services applicable to disabled Māori? What were the issues raised and how did the DHB work to resolve them? Please provide evidence.
  14. Please provide the number of DHB employees, by category of profession
  15. What does the DHB do to build capacity and capability for disabled Māori to work in the health and disability sector?
  16. How much did the DHB spend per year, for the past five financial years, on services (including consultancy) provided by disabled Māori?
  17. What was the DHB total spend per year, for the past five financial years on services (including consultancy)?
  18. What training does the DHB offer staff to build their skills and expertise to provide appropriate services to disabled Māori, for example, cultural safety / competence training and disability responsiveness training? Please provide evidence.
  19. What proportion of the DHB’s total training budget was spent on training and development for this purpose, for each of the past five years?
  20. What proportion of staff (by profession) have undergone 1) cultural safety / competence training, 2) disability responsiveness training and 3) both cultural safety / competence and disability responsiveness training?
  21. How do DHB policies align with the UNCRPD, particularly with regard to the following articles? Please provide evidence:
  22. How do DHB policies align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? Please provide evidence.
  23. How does the DHB identify and collect information on disabled Māori and their needs (including for DHB staff)?
  24. How does the DHB determine health priorities for disabled Māori in its district?
  25. How does the DHB monitor its performance for disabled Māori compared with:
    ● Māori.
    ● Non-Māori.
    ● Disabled non-Māori.
    Please provide relevant monitoring reports for each of the past five years.
  26. How does the DHB ensure that its health promotion programmes, and that of its Public Health Units (if applicable) are appropriate and effective for disabled Māori, for example, how does it ensure its campaigns are accessible for kāpō Māori?


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